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AKIPRESS.COM - President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev received the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Dr. Yousif Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, on the first day of launching the Islamic Summit on Science, Technology, Creativity and Innovation on September 10 in Astana.
The Secretary General congratulated the Kazakh President on the success of the Islamic Summit on Science, praising the good arrangement and organization of the preparatory meetings of the Summit in Astana.
Al-Othaimeen underlined the lofty status enjoyed by Kazakhstan in the Islamic World and at the United Nations. He also commended the substantial role assumed by the country in the fields of science and technology, pointing to the importance of science, technology and creativity in the life of peoples.
Al-Othaimeen stated that the Islamic World has been affected by actions carried out by terrorists and extremists that negatively impacted the true image of Islam as a religion of tolerance as well as its reputation in the world. His Excellency the President shared with the Secretary General his views and stressed the significance of combating terrorism and extremism.
Nazarbayev reiterated his country’s support of the OIC, and confirmed the importance of cooperation among Islamic states in the fields of science, technology, economy and trade. He also pointed to the necessity of implementing the resolutions adopted by the OIC in this regard, as well as the commitment towards the resolutions and recommendations which are adopted by the Summit in favor of serving the Islamic World.