Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation

The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) is one of the four Standing Committees which the OIC has formed to advance issues of critical importance to the Organization and its Member States. This ministerial committee was established pursuant to resolution 13/3-P (IS) adopted by the 3rd Islamic Summit Conference held in Makkah al Mukarammah and Taif in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 1981. COMCEC follows up the implementation of resolutions in the economic and trade fields, explores possible means of strengthening cooperation among the Member States, and prepares programmes and proposals capable of improving capacities in these areas. COMCEC is chaired by H.E. the President of the Republic of Turkey.

COMCEC has been convening annually at the Ministerial Level in Istanbul since 1984. During the annual sessions of the COMCEC, the delegations of the Member States and the OIC institutions consider and deliberate on a number of agenda items related to various issues of enhancing economic and commercial cooperation among the Member States. These issues ranged from enhancing intra-OIC trade and investment to cooperation among the key economic and policy institutions such as the stock exchanges, central banks, etc. Also, during the annual sessions of the COMCEC, the Ministers of Economy and Trade of the OIC Member Countries exchange their views and elaborate on specific issues with the aim of enhancing and strengthening economic and commercial cooperation among the Member Countries in the face of the global economic challenges. Prior to the annual sessions of the COMCEC, the Follow-up Committee of the COMCEC convenes with the participation of a number of the Member Countries, who are member in this Committee, together with the relevant OIC institutions.

Since 1984, SESRIC has been actively participating in the annual sessions of the COMCEC and its Follow-up Committee meetings through submitting and presenting various background reports and studies on various important agenda items of the COMCEC.

The Official COMCEC Web Site: http://www.comcec.org

Planned / Implemented Meetings

Please Select a Year: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006


The 33rd Ministerial Session of the COMCEC was convened
Date : 20-23 November 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

Chaired by H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, the 33rd Ministerial Session of the COMCEC was held on 20-23 November 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Session was attended by the delegates of OIC Member States and relevant OIC, regional and international institutions.  

for more details  

OIC Economic Outlook 2017 – Industrial Development for Structural Transformation
Date : 20-23 November 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC has launched the OIC Economic Outlook 2017, the flagship report of the Centre, during the 33rd Session of the COMCEC, which was held in Istanbul on 20-23 November 2017. The main highlights of the report were presented by H.E. Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, during the meeting.

for more details  

Training Program on the Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism in COMCEC Member Countries
Date : 04-07 July 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organized a training program on the “Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism in COMCEC Member Countries” for 15 member countries with little or no Muslim Friendly Tourism (MFT) applications and/or have weak implementations about the potential and positive impact of MFT.

for more details  

5th Meeting of OIC/COMCEC Private Sector Tourism Forum
Date : 04 May 2017 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC participated to the 5th Meeting of OIC/COMCEC Private Sector Tourism Forum with the theme of "Crisis Communication and Management in Tourism: Recent Challenges and Solutions in OIC Countries" which organized by The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism in collaboration with the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 4th of May, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.

for more details  

SESRIC awarded grant by COMCEC
Date : 27 March 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC is among a handful of institutions and government ministries that have been awarded grant by The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) Coordination Office to implement a training project on the “Development and Promotion of Muslim Friendly Tourism (MFT)”. The project is targeting countries that have little or no development in the area of Islamic tourism.

for more details