The 6th Meeting of the COMCEC Financial Cooperation Working Group was held on 17-18 March 2016 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Developing Islamic Finance Strategies in the OIC Member Countries”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 28 Member States namely, Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D’ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Turkey, Uganda and Uzbekistan. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, SESRIC, Islamic Development Bank, Secretariat of the OIC Member States’ Stock Exchanges Forum, Secretariat of the COMCEC Capital Markets Regulators Forum, World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center, Participation Banks Association of Turkey and some other guests have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges on developing Islamic Finance Strategies in their respective countries. Furthermore, the Meeting deliberated on the preparations regarding the Exchange of Views Session of the 32nd COMCEC Ministerial Meeting and come up with some policy recommendations to be submitted to the 32nd COMCEC Session. The Meeting has considered the Studies “Developing Islamic Finance Strategies in the OIC Member Countries” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office and the “Financial Outlook of the OIC Member Countries 2015” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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