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Organization of the Islamic Conference

An international organization of several dozen Muslim-majority nations. It exists to promote Islamic economic values, international peace and similar goals. It was established in 1969 and is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. See also: Islamic finance.
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The Middle East and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is supporting the Philippine government's interfaith dialogue with the MILF, said Arroyo.
Mantheri is accompanied by an official delegation that comprises Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, minister responsible for foreign affairs, Salim bin Abdullah Burham, head of International Organisations Department, Said bin Ali bin Salim Al Kalbani, Sultanate's ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its permanent representative at the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
This strategy "must be based on coordination and regional and international cooperation, as well as on respect for the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary," the monarch said at the 11th summit of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) that kicked off Thursday in Dakar.
The 57 country Organisation of the Islamic Conference, closing a three day foreign ministers' meeting in Istanbul, also called on the international community to give priority to resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict and said Islamic countries will work to promote reform and development.
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference was meeting in Qatar in a desperate bid to stave of a war in Iraq that they believe could destabilise the entire Middle East.
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