A Special Training Meeting on Trade Preferential System among the Organization of Islamic Countries (TPS-OIC) was held in a virtual-only format on the 12th April, 2021. Thirty-five (35) representatives from Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), and the COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) attended the Meeting.

An online training program on the implementation process of the projects under the COMCEC Project Funding was held on April 6th-7th, 2021. Within the scope of the training program, several presentations were made on the actors and their responsibilities in the implementation period, monitoring and reporting processes, critical issues in the implementation period and basic working principles of the project management information system (PMIS).


The 15th Meeting of the COMCEC Financial Cooperation Working Group was held on April 6th, 2021, in a virtual-only format with the theme of “The Role of Islamic Finance in Supporting Microenterprises and SMEs against COVID-19”.

The representatives of  24 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Financial Cooperation Working Group, attended the Meeting. The meeting was further attended by the representatives of the SESRIC, SMIIC, IsDB, CIBAFI, OIC Exchanges Forum, COMCEC Capital Markets Regulators Forum, OIC-COMCEC Central Banks Forum, Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB), Ziraat Portföy, and COMCEC Coordination Office.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements, and challenges on improving the role of Islamic Finance in supporting SMEs against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Meeting has also considered the first case-country study along with the first draft of the research report prepared on the said theme

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