Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 25 / Trend H. Valiyev /
The executive committee for scientific and technological cooperation (COMSTECH) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has been considering the issues of coordination and cooperation of member-countries to resolve the problems in the areas of energy, environment and food security, the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Minister Ali Abbasov told media today. The 29th COMSTECH meeting opened in Baku today.
The Minister said that the COMSTECH executive committee had prepared the 10-year programme which is had been running for several years.
"COMSTECH partner countries have achieved a lot of success in science and technology," he said. "They develop these areas, but there is a group of countries that are lagging behind in this issue. Therefore, it is necessary to help them. Their participation in joint projects is also necessary.
"At present one of the important directions is in nuclear research for peaceful means, the settlement of energy and food problems as well as the implementation of programmes related to biotechnologies. All these issues will be considered at the COMSTECH meeting held in Baku."
A decision was also reached to elect Azerbaijan as a coordinator of the Islamic countries' activity in the field of alternative energy sources at the executive committee meeting. This is down to the work carried out by Azerbaijan.