18 September, 2009

An Invitation From The President of Turkey

Last Monday at about 4.00 p.m., I had the pleasure of talking with President Abdullah Gül of Turkey.
In our relaxed phone conversation, a call coordinated by the Turkish Embassy, we touched upon the Organisation of The Islamic Conference (OIC), of which Malaysia and Turkey have been members since its formation 40 years ago.
Dr. Gül spoke of Malaysia as one of the most active participants in the organisation, and kindly invited me to attend the OIC’s upcoming Economic Summit, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, later in the year.
I am grateful for this invitation to tackle today’s economic issues alongside our Muslim neigbours, and indeed for our continued cordial relations with Turkey.