Astana: Presient Mamnoon Hussain said on Sunday that the Muslim world is lagging behind and failed over the years to pay adequate attention to education.
Addressing the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Conference on science and technology in Kazakhstan, he said that from the determination expressed by the attendants of the conference it was apparent it would be a success.
He asserted the Islamic countries to focus on science and technology studies including the fields of space sciences, astrology and marine life sciences.
President Mamnoon, while thanking the organisation and Islamic development bank for cooperation, said that Pakistan will take all the necessary measures on its part.
According to a Foreign Office statement, President Mamnoon also held a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan along the sidelines of the conference.
The two leaders expressed satisfaction over longstanding Pak-Turkey relations.The Turkish president said that the Muslim world needs to work together for the plight of Myanmar Muslims.
President Mamnoon thanked the Turkish president for support on Kashmir issue.
The OIC first science and technology summit is a one-day conference, having a view to ‘identifying priorities, goals and targets for the advancement and promotion of science, technology and innovation in the OIC Member States’.
The summit which will be the first-ever heads of state and government meeting to develop prospects regarding Science and Technology will set priorities for the members countries to achieve goals over the next decade