The Fifth Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group was held on March 26th, 2015 in Crowne Plaza Hotel Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Improving the Role of Eximbanks in the OIC Member States”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 17 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Trade Working Group namely, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Mozambique, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB/ITFC and ICIEC) and Berne Union have also attended the Meeting.

The Meeting has considered the Studies namely “Improving the Role of Eximbanks in the OIC Member States” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) and the “COMCEC Trade Outlook 2014-Revised Edition” prepared by the CCO.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges in the Meeting. Moreover extensive deliberations were made on the ECAs/Eximbanks in the OIC Member States with a view to establish policy advises for both establishing well-functioning institutions and improving effectiveness of the present structures.

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