Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been named honorary chairman of the board of directors of the “Jerusalem Capital of Islamic Youth 2018” program.
This is reflected in a statement released by the Youth Forum of the Islamic Conference for Dialogue and Cooperation.
The launch of the “Jerusalem Capital of Islamic Youth 2018” program was carried out in Palestine with the participation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Ministers from ten countries, including Turkish Minister of Youth and Sport Osman Askin Bak, and representatives from more than 30 countries attended the inauguration ceremony.
Speaking during the ceremony, Abbas thanked Erdogan and Turkey for hosting the Forum.
The statement announces that the Turkish President has been appointed Honorary President of the program.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared last year in Istanbul, Turkey, the occupied city of Jerusalem “capital of Islamic youth for the year 2018”.
Each year, a capital of Islamic Youth is designated to promote dialogue between young people from different Muslim countries.
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