Dr. Abdelilah Benarafa, Deputy Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) participated in the Islamic Center for the Development of Trade’s 20th Hybrid Meeting of Economic Advisors of the OIC Member States Embassies accredited to Morocco, held on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, in Rabat, to discuss the latest developments in trade and economy in the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The participants reviewed the developments in the field of environmental trade in the OIC Member States, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economic sector and the program of the public and sectoral exhibitions, fora, seminars and bilateral meetings that the Islamic Center for the Development of Trade has scheduled for 2022.
The meeting also considered the implementation of the Trade Preferential System Agreement in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the new regional context, and reviewed the Trade Information Network for Islamic Countries (TINIC), stressing the need to further develop the economies of Member States. The participants commended the OIC’s efforts to support the Member States most affected by the pandemic.
The meeting, which saw the participation of the Moroccan Ministry of Industry and Trade as well as the delegations of diplomatic missions and bodies, witnessed the signing ceremony of memoranda of understanding with the partners of the Islamic Center for the Development of Trade.