Kazakhstan hosts International Forum on Prospects of Cooperation with the OIC

Dec 12. OIC

Kazakhstan hosts International Forum on Prospects of Cooperation with the OICAn OIC delegation led by Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Abdul Moiz Bokhari attended a two day International Forum entitled “Kazakhstan and the OIC: New Prospects for Cooperation” organized in Almaty by the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Forum was characterized by in depth discussions on the important role of the OIC in the international politics with a view to determining the prospects of Kazakhstan’s contribution towards the enhancement of this role, as an emerging key player in the regional as well as the global politics.

The delegation also visited Astana where it held meetings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss important issues on the OIC agenda. The delegation conveyed the Secretary General’s appreciation of Kazakhstan’s professional approach in preparation for the chairmanship of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in June 2011 and assured full cooperation of the General Secretariat to that end.

The OIC delegation also visited the Nazarbayev University and Gumilev Eurasian National University and addressed the students and academic staff of the two institutions on OIC’s increasingly important role on the international scene. The delegation also interacted with the local media as part of the awareness campaign on the programs and activities of the OIC.