The 3rd Preparatory Meeting of the 4th Session of the Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers (ICYSM) was held in Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan, on 09 March 2018.

The ICYF-DC delegation headed by H.E. Amb. Elshad Iskandarov, the President of ICYF-DC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the ICYSM on Youth issues, and took part in the meeting hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The meeting was also attended by the delegation headed by H.E. Mr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Garnas, the Secretary General of Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) – the Secretariat of ICYSM on Sports issues and a delegation from the OIC General Secretariat, headed by Mr. Abdulbasit Mukhtar, the head of the OIC General Secretariat’s Conference Department.

The important meeting prior to the 4th Session of ICYSM, to be hosted by the Republic of Azerbaijan, in Baku, on 17-19 April 2018, took necessary decisions to finalize the preparations for the Conference and secure its successful organization.

The meeting participants were received by H.E. Azad Rahimov, the Minister of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan and the report on the results of the meeting was presented to His Excellency, the Minister. On his part, Minister Rahimov renewed the commitment of the Government of Azerbaijan to take all necessary action and cooperate with all the concerned parties towards the success of the Conference and achieving milestone results during this important gathering.