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Rouhani in Astana for OIC Summit

11 September 2017, 12:12 | Rufus Hill

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Kazakhstan

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Kazakhstan

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation or OIC will host the summit at the Palace of Independence in Astana on Sept 10-11.

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev greeted President Ilham Aliyev and other heads of state and government.

Upon his arrival at Astana Nazarbayev International Airport, the president and First Lady Begum Mehmooda Mamnoon Hussain were warmly received by Kazakh Minister of Defence and Aero Space Industry Beibit Atamkulov and Deputy Mayor Astana Amanshayev Yermek. Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Mannan was also present.

The delegation led by the president to the summit includes the officials from the office of the president, foreign affairs and science and technology ministries.

Kazakj Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev Yerlan Sagadiyev welcomed the participants, affirming that holding the OIC S&T Summit in Astana is proof of the priority OIC member states grant to science, technology and innovation.

Hesamoddin Ashna, a cultural advisor to the Iranian president, earlier said that Rouhani will discuss the issue of Rohingya Muslims during the summit.

Furthermore, he highlighted that the document lists some big science programmes, which can be jointly undertaken by several countries, stating that these projects will be key enablers for building the knowledge economy and industrialising the economies of member states.

President Hamid will make a statement at the summit where he will call for creating a new story of development for the wellbeing of the Muslim Ummah through active cooperation in science and technology.

President Hamid is expected to return home on 12 September.



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