The regional organizations, whose influence is rapidly increasing in the globalization process, constitute an important stage of development of coop-eration through large-scale free trade and economic integration and develop-ment.
I would like to thank all the distinguished guests and in particular the Chairman of the African Union Commission His Excellency Prof. Alpha Omar Konare, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdullah Gul, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) His Excellency Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu for their par- ticipation in 1st International Turkish African Congress.