Secretary General of OIC visits COMSTECH Secretariat
His Excellency the Secretary General of OIC, Mr. Iyad Amin Abdullah Madani visited COMSTECH Secretariat Islamabad on
Monday, August 4, 2014. His delegation was received by COMSTECH team led by Dr Shaukat Hameed Khan, Coordinator General COMSTECH.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mr. Zahid Hamid, Ambassadors from a number of OIC Member States, local and foreign dignitaries also attended the event.
A briefing session was held for the distinguished guests where Coordinator General COMSTECH presented information about COMSTECH and its achievements and challenges. The briefing also highlighted unexplored opportunities for better cooperation amongst OIC member states and the role to be played by OIC General Secretariat for mobilization of resources to make COMSTECH more effective. The presentation also discussed science and technology’s role in socio economic development of Muslim world by improving agriculture, Health sciences, better utilization of water resources, energy conservation &generation, strengthening defense, and space technology.
Honorable Mr. Zahid Hamid, in his speech expressed his thanks to the Secretary General OIC for his visit to Pakistan and applauded the role played by COMSTECH in development of S&T across the Muslim world. Honorable Minister also extended his Government’s full support to COMSTECH for its efforts in developing Science and Technology in OIC member states.
In his address to the audience, the Secretary General OIC appreciated the presentation and the information provided to him and committed to extend full support to COMSTECH for playing its role in development of science and technology in member states of OIC. He also emphasized on the need for information and resource sharing amongst OIC member states. General Secretary requested the Ambassadors and other representatives of OIC Member States to persuade their governments to extend their full support to COMSTECH General Assembly and Summit on S & T to be held in Islamabad in March 2015.
Later the Secretary General along with Ambassadors and other local and foreign dignitaries attended dinner hosted by Coordinator General Dr. Shaukat Hameed Khan in the honor of the Secretary General OIC. The distinguished guest also had a round of COMSTECH Secretariat, where he physically witnessed the state of the art training facilities at the COMSTECH Building.