KARACHI (PPI) - Trade activities in 57-member states of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) constitutes about 10 per cent of the entire world trade with overall value of merchandize trade exchanges among OIC member states and other countries of the world amounting in year 2009 to $2.56 trillion, says OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. OIC member states have achieved an intra-trade rate of 17 per cent and will touch 20 per cent by year 2015. This has encouraged OIC Standing Committee for Economic & Commercial Cooperation to think about setting a new goal to raise intra-trade to 30 per cent, reports quoting President of Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Dr Ahmad Mohammad Ali said. According to an estimate, oil and oil products accounted for about 29 per cent of exports among OIC member states, industrial products 27 per cent and agricultural products 17 per cent. The 13th edition of OIC Expo will play a key role in enhancing economic activities among OIC member states and help achieve intra-trade target of 20 per cent by 2015, Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, Director General of Expo Centre Sharjah said ahead of biennial OIC Expo at Expo Centre Sharjah from April 24-26, 2011. Private Sector Meeting for Promotion of Trade & Joint Venture Investment among Islamic States will be held on sidelines of show from April 24-26 on theme SMEs in Developing Economies of OIC Countries & Role of Private Sector. Through OIC Expo, we aim to strengthen intra-Islamic economic and trade co-operation and in process open up better opportunities for businesses in member states, facilitate new projects, better employment generation, sharing technological know-how, said Al Midfa. It will help build effective public-private partnership mechanisms for capacity building, by enhanced networking, entrepreneurial mentorship, information exchange between and among trade policy-makers, promotion agencies, multilateral organizations as well as private sector partners. It will also provide first-hand knowledge of commodities available in OIC states. OIC second largest inter-governmental body after United Nations, has a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. Its observers include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Central African Republic, Thailand, Russian Federation, and several international bodies.