OIC GS officiates in OIC-15 Dialogue Platform’s maiden senior officials meeting



Amb. Askar Mussinov, Assistant Secretary General for Science & Technology, represented the OIC Secretary-General at the OIC-15 Dialogue Platform’s 1st Senior Officials Meeting, held on December 1-2 in Islamabad, Pakistan, and hosted by OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH).

The meeting, held as a hybrid participation event, brought together mostly officials-in-charge of science, technology and education development issues from earlier selected and invited 17 OIC Member States.

In his welcoming statement Ambassador Askar Mussinov briefed the audience on the background, evolvement and the very essence of the OIC-15 Dialogue Platform, known to be as the initiative of Kazakhstan, enunciated and sanctioned at the 1st OIC Summit on Science and Technology in Astana in in 2017.

Having confirmed the OIC General Secretariat’s commitment to exercise its mandate to promote OIC-15 Dialogue Platform for the benefit of entire OIC community, Amb. Askar Mussinov underscored critical importance of the Senior Officials Meeting’s outcomes for the OIC-15 Dialogue Platform’s Ministerial Meeting, to be held in Kazakhstan in 2023.

Senior Officials Meeting in its deliberations considered and approved a number of fundamental documents, with their indication of OIC-15 Dialogue Platform’s Objectives, Terms of Reference and Working Procedures, all of them to be adopted later on by the said Ministerial Meeting.—PR