The 27th meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic & Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will take place in Istanbul between October 17 and 20.
The meeting will be chaired by Turkish President Abdullah Gul.
Turkish Development Ministry stated on Friday that permanent president Turkey, COMCEC member countries and observer countries as well as OIC secretariat general and OIC-related organizations and several international institutions would attend the meeting.
COMCEC started to function with the first meeting held in Istanbul in November, 1984. The duties of COMCEC as agreed in the Third Islamic Summit are; Monitoring the decisions that were taken or will be taken on economic and commercial cooperation by OIC; taking necessary precautions to strengthen the economic and commercial cooperation between the member countries; and preparing plans and offering recommendations to increase the economic and commercial capacity of the member countries.
COMCEC convenes in ministerial level annually in Istanbul, Turkey.