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Jordan attends first OIC summit on science, technology

11 September 2017

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev opened the summit held under the title "Science, Technology, Innovation and Modernisation in the Islamic World".

The president's entourage includes officials from the Office of the President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Science and Technology.

It may be recalled that Summit on Science and Technologies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The relevant ministers from the organization's member states adopted the working document of the OIC for Science and Technology 2026 to be discussed and considered for adoption among member states' leaders, who will be meeting for the first time to discuss science and technology matters.

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On the importance of banking cooperation, he said: "Iran's banking relations with many countries has been improved and development of banking cooperation between Iran and Turkey is very important".

Muslim leaders participating a summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Astana of Kazakhstan will hold a special session to discuss the conditions of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar today.

It is pertinent that the Muslim world gains independence in socio-economic issues, said Hussain, adding that the focus should be on science and technology studies.

The latest figures showed that almost 300,000 Rohingyas have fled the restive Myanmar state of Rakhine over the past two weeks.

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The summit will be capped with the Astana Declaration on Science, Technology and Innovation, titled "science and technology for the sake of the nation". He said that from the determination expressed by the attendants of the conference it was apparent it would be a success.

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain said on Sunday that the Muslim world is lagging behind and failed over the years to pay adequate attention to education.

The Turkish president said that the Muslim world needs to work together for the plight of Myanmar Muslims.

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Jordan attends first OIC summit on science, technology