Three-day “Youth Forum on Biotechnology” concluded here on Thursday after national and international participants deliberating over the importance of biotechnology to achieve success in all spheres of life.
The forum was arranged by COMSTECH in collaboration with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum, Turkiye and Islamic Organization for Food Security, Kazakhstan. Speaking on the occasion, Coordinator General COMSTECH, Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary said that this forum is significant to address the challenge of food security.
He urged the need for the introduction and use of new technologies and better management to tackle the issue of food security faced by OIC states.
He said that agricultural biotechnology will help in producing enough food to feed the hunger. Talking to media, Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Mr. Seckin Eroglu said, “I am 16 years old and came from Turkey with other colleagues to attend this forum. I am from Middle East Technical University. I am an Assistant Professor in Plant Biology.”
“I am excited to come here. We are discussing biotechnology. I am thankful to COMSTECH for organizing this event”, he said. Another visitor from Turkey, Prof. Dr. Leyla Acik, Gazi University said, “COMSTECH has invited me to attend this forum on Biotechnology. I am so happy to be here.” She continued, “Here is such beautiful scenery. I love Pakistan and Pakistani friends. Thanks for everything”.
The speakers of the forum highlighted the significance of biotechnology and termed it as a landmark achievement without which green revolution cannot be possible. The forum was inaugurated by President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday while Ambassadors/ Diplomats of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Somalia, Qatar, Iraq, and Uzbekistan attended the event.