The Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi and her Turkish counterpart Osman Askin Bak have held talks on labour export and youth exchange programmes.
Ms. Kiyingi and Askin Bak were meeting on the sidelines of the 8th World Islamic Forum which was held from March 1-3 in Istanbul, Turkey, where the Ugandan minister, who was the chief guest, said that education and spiritual morals contribute to the development of the youth, shaping them into useful members in the communities.
Accompanying the Minister was Uganda’s Ambassador to Turkey Stephen Mubiru, and Ms. Nasikye Tolofaina, Second Secretary at the Embassy.
‘The World Islamic Forum (WIF) is a global organization that strategically contributes to the deepening of the common agenda and soci-economic integration by bringing together representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States and thinkers in the World of Islam, who live all over the world, in the framework of multi-dimensional themes,’ a release indicates.
With the cooperation of Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), the summits organized annually are held under different themes in different cities. The first one was in 2010 held in Istanbul with successive summits held in Islamabad, Khartoum, Malaysia, Cairo, Baghdad. The next youth summit will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on April 17-19, 2018.