The first Ministerial Meeting of the OIC-15 Dialogue Platform was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on May 25-26 at the premises of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, known internationally as the educational and scientific hub of Kazakhstan.
The Meeting brought together science and education ministers and high-level officials from the OIC most advanced nations in the field of science, technologies and innovations, and was arranged as a hybrid participation event.
He reiterated the commitment of the OIC General Secretariat to exercise fully its mandate to promote the OIC-15 Dialogue Platform, said a OIC press release.
The Ministerial Meeting in Almaty considered and approved a number of fundamental documents, designed to launch the OIC-15 Dialogue Platform as informal and consultative international fora to enhance intra-OIC collaboration in the domain of science and technology.
The said documents were all incorporated into the outcome document, adopted by the Ministerial Meeting, and titled as Almaty Rules and Regulations of the OIC-15 Dialogue Platform.
In course of discussions and statements, delivered by the heads of national delegations, the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran offered to host the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of the OIC-15 Dialogue Platform in Tehran in 2024.
As for the continuous involvement of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University with the OIC, the Rector Mr. Zhanseit Tuimebayev announced the readiness of the University to establish at its premises the OIC Office on Science and Technology.