The Islamic Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) plays a key role in strengthening economic and commercial co-operation between the 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), said Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani.
Sheikh Khalifa, who led Qatar Chamber’s delegation in the ICCIAs 31st board of directors meeting, noted that the State of Qatar “greatly supports” the efforts to enhance economic integration among Islamic countries.
Sheikh Khalifa also emphasised the importance of enhancing co-operation and co-ordination among ICCIA member states, and facilitating procedures for exchanging goods and services that contributes to developing intra-Islamic trade and achieving a common Islamic market.
The meeting’s agenda included the recommendations of the 63rd session of the Finance Committee, the report of the general secretariat, the explanatory memorandum prepared for the general secretariat regarding the position of president, and the approval of the final report of the meeting.
The ICCIA is an affiliated institution of the OIC, and is the sole representative of the private sectors of 57 member Islamic countries. It aims at strengthening closer collaboration in the field of trade, commerce, information Technology, insurance/reinsurance, shipping, banking, and the promotion of investment opportunities and joint ventures in member countries.
It also aims at supporting co-operation among the business sectors in OIC countries through diversifying commercial products within the organisation to achieve economic integration, as well as economic and social development.
The ICCIA also seeks to achieve the development of industrial and agricultural products in Muslim countries, and the promotion of the concept of quality and competitiveness through the issuance of certificates of quality for methods of enterprises management and products.