The secretary-general of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Iyad Ameen Abdullah Madani visited the organisation’s Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (Comstech)’s Secretariat on Monday.
According to a press release, Comstech Coordinator General Dr Shaukat Hameed, Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid and ambassadors of various OIC member countries were present on the occasion.
Dr Hameed briefed guests about Comstech’s functions and achievements.
The presentation also discussed how science and technology can play a vital role in the socio-economic development of OIC member countries.
Hamid applauded Comstech’s role in the development of science and technology and promised the government’s full support to the organisation.
Madani extended his complete support to Comstech and emphasised the need for information and resource sharing among OIC members.
Madani also requested representatives of OIC members to persuade their heads of states to attend the Comstech general assembly to be held next year in Islamabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th,2014.