The Opening Session of first ever Model OIC Arabic for High School was addressed by President of Beyoğlu Education and Culture Foundation Mr. Şaban Kurt, who highlighted the importance of the event for the young generation to better understand what is at the stake as far as Al-Quds is concerned.

Representing the ICYF-DC, Mr. Abdula Manafi Mutualo, Director General of Youth Policy, Education & Training, started his presentation on “The Role of Institutions in Upholding the Just Cause of Al-Quds” by sharing the best regards and wishes of success for the event on the part of His Excellency Amb. Elshad Iskandarov, ICYF-DC President, the presentation was more in the context of encouraging the young delegates to get involved with the issue of Al-Quds, while learning what the OIC and its Institutions, including the Al-Quds Committee, headed by His Majesty the King of Morocco, and the ICYF-DC are doing in the context of the theme of the Model OIC. Towards the end, Mr. Mutualo highlighted the need for OIC Member States to do more in the context of Islamic Solidarity for upholding the Islamic character of Al-Quds, and gave the example of His Excellency President Erdogan’s personal engagement in his capacity as Chair of OIC 13th Summit and his country, which was chairing today in Brussels the OIC-EU bilateral meeting on Al-Quds with participation of Foreign Minister of Palestine H.E Riyadh Malki, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy H.E Federica Moguerine, and the OIC Secretary General H.E. Yousef Al-Othaimeen.