(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The 'Model OIC International Relations (IR) Academy' project,
which has been successfully implemented in Azerbaijan for 11 years,
has been started once again. The first lecture program of the
project is organized by the Eurasian Regional Center of Islamic
Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF-ERC) in partnership with Ministry of
Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Young people
selected from hundreds of applied students and representing
different universities of Azerbaijan as Baku State University,
Academy of Public Administration, Azerbaijan University of
Languages etc. will take part in weekly lectures for 2 months and
then in the“Model OIC” Council of Foreign Ministers
At the opening ceremony Acting Director General of ICYF-ERC Mr.
Vusal Gurbanov first thanked the Ministry of Youth and Sports of
the Republic of Azerbaijan as a partner of the project, as well as
Baku State University for its organizational support during the
program. Then, Mr. Gurbanov gave detailed information about the
project's goals and lecture topics. Further, the Vice Rector for
International Relations of Baku State University Mr. Shahin Panahov
praised the cooperation between the university and ICYF-ERC within
this program. The representative of Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum
(ICYF) Mr. Yunus Cholak joined the program in an online format and
informed participants about the International Model OIC.
Then, the guest lecturers of the program, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Palestine to
Azerbaijan, Mr. Nasser Abdul Karim Abdul Rahim and Vice Rector of
ADA University, Mr. Fariz Ismayilzade accordingly made a
presentation on “Muslim World and Palestinian
Issue” and “Modern Diplomacy and the role of
Azerbaijani diplomacy in the Karabakh War” . During the
program, lecturers answered various questions of participants.
It should be noted that, the main objectives of the Model OIC IR
Academy project are to support the strengthening of international
cooperation among the OIC youth, to help young people and members
of youth organizations in gaining new knowledge and experience in
diplomacy, management and communication. After two months of
lectures, students will take part in the Model OIC Council of
Foreign Ministers simulation. At the end, selected participants
with foreign language skills and specific abilities will get the
chance to represent Azerbaijan in the International Model OIC.
Over the past years, Azerbaijani students several times have
represented our country in the 'International Model OIC'
simulations, which covered the whole OIC space and attended by
representatives of more than 40 OIC member countries.
This year, ICYF-ERC also plans to organize the Model OIC IR
Academy project in Pakistan, Republic of Tatarstan (Russia),
Indonesia and Central Asian countries.
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