Press TV, Islamabad
Pakistan has hosted a dialogue platform for the OIC member states to boost cooptation among them in the field of science and Technology.
Senior officials representing Iran, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Pakistan attended the meeting, while Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, and Cameroon participated via video-conference. The first senior officials meeting of the OIC forum was aimed at strengthening scientific cooperation and encouraging major technological initiatives.
Iran’s deputy science minister Payman Salehi told the meeting that OIC was established to strengthen unity and collaboration among Islamic countries. He offered the participants Iran’s cooperation in the field of science and technology.
The Iranian minister further said that despite the sanctions imposed by the west, Iran is self-sufficient in the field of science & technology and has invested big in its infrastructure and commercialization of technology.
The presence of Iranian officials in the OIC meeting shows that Iran is not dependent on the east or the west and it’s ready to boost its political and scientific cooperation with various countries across the globe.