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Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 31 May 2016. The Secretary General is on a visit to Pakistan to attend 15th Session of General Assembly of COMSTECH, OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation.

In the meeting, a range of issues were discussed including Pakistan’s contribution, as ‘COMSTECH host’, in promoting cooperation in Science and Technology in Muslim countries,condition of Muslim communities in non-OIC countries and regional and global political issues.

The Adviser emphasized on Pakistan’s role as a leading Muslim country in the area of science and technology. He emphasized on the development of education, research, science and technology in the Muslim World. He assured Secretary General of Pakistan’s readiness and full cooperation in assisting COMSTECH in the preparations for the First OIC Summit on Science and Technology.

The Secretary General expressed appreciation for Pakistan’s active and constructive contribution towards the OIC. He appreciated the efforts undertaken by Pakistan for the development of science and technology in the Muslim world by hosting COMSTECH. Mr. Madani also expressed concern on the situation of Muslim minorities in non-OIC countries.He thanked the Government of Pakistan on successful organization of the 15th Session of General Assembly of COMSTECH.

01 June 2016

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