Uzbekistan to host OIC Summit on Science and Technology
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sept. 11
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
The second Summit on Science and Technology of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be held in Uzbekistan in 2020.
Such a decision was made following the first summit held in Astana Sept. 10. The summit was held under the slogan "Science, Technologies, Innovations and Modernization in the Islamic World".
"The theme of our OIC authoritative summit – ‘Science, Technologies, Innovations and Modernization in the Islamic World’ is more relevant today than ever," Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said while addressing the summit.
"I would like to stress that we fully support the OIC Ten Year Program of Action for 2016-2025 and its priority areas," the Uzbek president said.
While addressing the summit, Mirziyoyev said that the issues related to the global climate change will be the most important ones for the next 10 years.
The Uzbek president also supported his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev’s initiative on the infrastructure integration of Muslim countries to ensure sustainable economic growth.
Meanwhile, Mirziyoyev proposed to establish the International Islamic Center for Young Scholars, which will become a platform for the exchange of experience and knowledge.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), founded in 1969, is the biggest and most influential official Muslim governmental international organization, bringing together 57 countries.
Uzbekistan has been an OIC member since 1996.