OIC Economic Summit shall be held to deal with pressing econic issues

16:08, May 19, 2010      

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here on Wednesday that an Organization of the Islamic Countries (OIC) Economic Summit should be held in collaboration with the Islamic Summit Conference.

In this way, the participating countries could focus on pressing economic issues and ways to expedite decisions and actions on behalf of the Muslim world, Najib said when opening the Sixth World Islamic Economic Conference.

He also said that such dedicated, very focused and issue- oriented summit would breathe new life and meaning into the OIC and overcome any cynicism towards it.

According to Najib, the OIC currently had its own Islamic Summit.

"This conference, under its present form and structure, should continue. But, I believe the time has come for us to consider holding an OIC Economic Summit," said Najib.

Themed "Gearing for Economic Resurgence", the forum is held in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, from May 19 to 20.

Over 2,500 participants from 67 countries all around the globe took part in the annual event.

Heads of several governments including Brunei, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Senegal, Kosovo and Maldives participated in the forum and delivered their addresses during the opening ceremony.



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