Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Press Release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with former Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
On October 27, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with former Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who was in Moscow to present his new book, “Islamophobia: From Confrontation to Cooperation, the Tasks Ahead.”
The discussion, in which Turkish Ambassador to Russia Umit Yardim also took part, focused on Middle East issues, including various aspects of relations between civilizations and faiths. Special emphasis was placed on the importance of further efforts to step up and diversify cooperation between Russia and the OIC, and specifically on conflict and crisis settlement in the Middle East and North Africa.