President Abdul Hamid will leave here on Saturday for Kazakhstan to attend the First Summit of the OIC on Science and Technology to be held in Astana on September 10-11 next.
The President will lead a Bangladesh delegation to the OIC summit. The delegation includes the officials from the Office of the President, and Foreign Affairs and Science and Technology ministries, said a handout.
The summit is expected to discuss and adopt the OIC Ten Year Action Plan on Science and Technology ‘OIC STI Agenda 2026’.
Abdul Hamid will make a statement at the Summit where he will call for creating a new story of development for the wellbeing of the Muslim Ummah through active cooperation in science and technology, reports UNB.
He will emphasise that the contribution of the member states individually, jointly or collectively in science and technology would enhance the image of the Muslims, embolden their position in the world and give them due respect in global debate and discourse while improving the conditions of the Ummah.
The President will also share the initiatives, programmes and success stories of the Bangladesh government with the OIC member states in many areas of science and technology and give invaluable guidance to the OIC with his recommendations.
During the visit, he is expected to have bilateral talks with his Kazakh counterpart and some of the counterparts from participating member states if time permits.