OIC summit increases Kazakhstan’s authority
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Astana can give impetus to development of science and technology in the Islamic world. This was voiced by member of the Azerbaijani parliament Rasim Musabekov. The politician noted that international events of this status in the country speaks about Kazakhstan’s high prestige on a global scale, and highlights the state’s concern regarding global issues.
RASIM MUSABEKOV, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, AZERBAIJAN:
- The fact that Kazakhstan successfully hosted the world exhibition and then the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit on Science and Technology, are extremely important. Unfortunately, the Islamic world still falls behind the Western world, China and South-East Asia in terms of modern technology and science. This lag should be overcomed. I hope that this summit which was linked with demonstration of achievements at the world exhibition, will serve these purposes.
At the OIC summit on Science and Technology, Kazakhstan’s initiative to create the Union of Islamic Countries, similar to the G20, increased the interest of numerous experts. The experts believe that Kazakhstan can become the locomotive of a new association which aims to develop economy and science in the Islamic world.
VYACHESLAV MATUZOV, PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY OF FRIENDSHIP WITH ARAB COUNTRIES:
- It has a very serious potential. Take for example, the UAE. It's US$1 trillion. Emirates takes in the first place in the world. This meeting in Astana opens new horizons and prospects. Kazakhstan is a country that has both technological and scientific potential, and by facility indicators the country can be the locomotive of development of the entire Islamic world.