“ Our country, from which the great Islamic message came out, is very happy to host the first meeting of Finance Ministers of Islamic Countries, which aims to achieve a significant progress toward the attainment of Islamic solidarity. Through the realization of such solidarity, our Islamic Ummah can only fulfill its aspirations toward achieving progress and prosperity.”


His Majesty Late King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud



“ We thank the President of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali and the Bank's staff members for their efforts in supporting the development of member countries, and we wish them success in their mission.”


Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 



“ Since the beginning, Turkey has been among the most important partners of IDB. On the other hand, Turkey is also one of the countries to benefit from the advantages of the bank very well. Turkey has that capacity. Sometimes you cannot find a place to put the funds to good use. Turkey has become stronger especially with the economic reforms which were enforced for the last ten years. The Islamic Development Banka has paved the way for interest-free financial institutions to gain recognition in the world.”


H.E. President Abdullah Gul



“ You have been working very closely with the United Nations on water issues, food crisis issues, also gender empowerment, sanitation and global health issues, and climate change. All of these are important areas where the United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank have been working very closely together.

H.E. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General 



“ We commend the IDB Group Boards Members, management and staff for the major achievements in the course of the past 40 years that have acquired the Group a prestigious place on the world’s socio-economic development map. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other member countries are proud of the Bank’s progress, high volume of its activities, diversity of its operations, flexibility of its mechanisms and its transformation into a constellation of institutions working in various development fields.”
H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Chairman of IDB Board of Governors



“ We should be delighted with the performance of the Bank over the last 40 years.”
H.E. Dr. Hamid Al-Ghabid, Former Secretary General of OIC 



“ I am enthusiastic about our collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank. The Bank's innovative approach to financing is helping to address some of the world's most pressing health and development challenges, including the urgent need to end polio forever.”
H.E. Bill Gates 



“ Islamic Development Bank has had a significant impact on its member countries. It has enhanced the economic and financial linkages between the member countries. Also, it has supported and facilitated the development of the financial infrastructure, in particular for Islamic finance, in the member countries.” governor of Bank Negara Malaysia
H.E. Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia