SESRIC hosted a Technical Working Group Meeting with Representatives of the League of Arab States (LAS) Office in Ankara
Date: 22 August 2023
Venue: SESRIC Headquarters, Ankara - Türkiye

On August 22, 2023, SESRIC hosted a constructive bilateral technical working group meeting at its Headquarters, involving representatives from both the League of Arab States (LAS) office in Ankara and SESRIC.

The SESRIC delegation was composed of members from the relevant technical departments, namely the Economic and Social Research, Statistics and Information, and the Training and Technical Cooperation. During the meeting, the LAS members were presented with a comprehensive overview of SESRIC's pivotal role as an integral arm of the OIC, emphasizing its extensive work on socio-economic domains central to the OIC’s agenda. Moreover, the representatives of the LAS reciprocated by shedding light on their organization's initiatives, goals, and the potential areas where synergies with SESRIC could be explored for mutual benefit.

The main goal of the meeting was to identify potential areas for cooperation and build a partnership to drive progress in various sectors. Such collaborative efforts underscore the importance of collective action in achieving shared objectives and enhancing member countries' development.

At the end of the meeting, both parties positively expressed their willingness to jointly work together. Further discussions have set the stage for a strategic alliance, with an anticipated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SESRIC and LAS to be formalized by the close of 2023.

Arab League, also called League of Arab States (LAS) is a regional organization of Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa, formed in Cairo on March 22, 1945, following the adoption of the Alexandria Protocol in 1944. The League’s main goal is to draw closer the relations between member states and coordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries.