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OIC and EU agree to settle a common ground for partnership

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld-17 September 2014) The first OIC-EU High Level Consultation meeting took place in Brussels last week at the EU premises. The two sides agreed to settle a common ground for partnership in different areas that are of interest to both organizations.

The agenda of the meeting included: establishing a dialogue between the Muslim world and the EU, protecting Muslim minorities, counter-terrorism and security, the media, radicalism, Islamophobia, immigration, and other challenges that both organizations might face in the future.

The OIC delegation, which was comprised of representatives of various departments as well as the Head of the Permanent Mission of the OIC to the EU, Amb. Arif Mammadov, met with top EU officials from the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission’s Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) departments. It was underlined that the OIC-EU relations shouldn’t be limited to mere political and economic cooperation, but should also include inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue. They agreed that partnership is needed between the 28 EU and 57 OIC member states to manage crisis and post-crisis dilemmas.

The OIC delegation stressed that the EU’s voice should be heard more strongly in crisis location areas, as in the Gaza Strip. It was underlined that the radical and aggressive policy of Israel threatens the security of the entire region.


According to statement released by OIC, the two sides decided to schedule regular meetings, whereupon the next would be held in Jeddah before the end of the year.The first OIC-EU High Level Consultation meeting took place in Brussels on September 8 and 9, 2014 at the EU premises. The two sides agreed to settle a common ground for partnership in different areas that are of interest to both organizations.

The agenda of the meeting included: establishing a dialogue between the Muslim world and the EU, protecting Muslim minorities, counter-terrorism and security, the media, radicalism, Islamophobia, immigration, and other challenges that both organizations might face in the future.

The OIC delegation, which was comprised of representatives of various departments as well as the Head of the Permanent Mission of the OIC to the EU, Amb. Arif Mammadov, met with top EU officials from the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission’s Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) departments. It was underlined that the OIC-EU relations shouldn’t be limited to mere political and economic cooperation, but should also include inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue. They agreed that partnership is needed between the 28 EU and 57 OIC member states to manage crisis and post-crisis dilemmas.

The OIC delegation stressed that the EU’s voice should be heard more strongly in crisis location areas, as in the Gaza Strip. It was underlined that the radical and aggressive policy of Israel threatens the security of the entire region.
The two sides decided to schedule regular meetings, whereupon the next would be held in Jeddah before the end of the year.