Baku, September 14, AZERTAC
Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), met with Mr. Siyasat Norbeck, Kazakh Minister of Science and Higher Education, to examine means and mechanisms for strengthening cooperation and partnership between ICESCO and the Ministry in the fields of science, technology, entrepreneurship and civilizational dialogue, among other areas of common interest .
This interview, which took place on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the headquarters of the ministry, is part of the Director General’s visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan, to take part in the work of the 7th session of the Congress of Leaders of Religions World and Traditional Festivals which is held from September 13 to 16, 2022 in the city of Nur-Sultan, according to the ICESCO website.
During this meeting, the two officials reviewed the developments of the close cooperation between ICESCO and Kazakhstan in science, technology and scientific research, as well as the main programs and activities implemented by the Organization in cooperation with the competent parties of the country. This is in particular the ICESCO Program for the training of young people in the creation and development of small projects in the field of technology and innovation, aimed at supporting more than 150 start-ups in the States members of the Organization until 2025.
In this regard, the two parties agreed to strengthen this distinguished partnership, and discussed a number of programs and activities that will be the subject of possible collaboration between the Organization and the Ministry, including the holding of an international conference on Al -Farabi at the headquarters of ICESCO, one of the emblems of Islamic civilization, as well as an international seminar on Al-Biruni within a university in Kazakhstan. It also involves promoting the exchange of experiences and strengthening the skills of researchers in the fields of science, technology, strategic foresight and civilizational dialogue.
The Director General of ICESCO has invited Mr. Norbeck to take part in a scientific conference to be held by the Organization. For his part, the Kazakh minister accepted the invitation and confirmed his participation in this event.
Following this meeting, Mr. Norbeck presented a souvenir gift to Dr. AlMalik, in recognition of his efforts to modernize the Organization and support scientific research.
AZERTAG.AZ :ICESCO and Kazakhstan discuss strengthening science and technology cooperation
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