Turkmen President Attends OIC Summit on Science and Technology

Turkmen President Attends OIC Summit on Science and Technology
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during his speech at the second Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Science and Technology, held online on Wednesday, proposed promising vectors of partnership expected to bring real results for the OIC member states.

The virtual Summit under the theme “Science, Technology and Innovation: Opening New Horizons” gathered heads of states, heads of ministries and other relevant structures of the OIC member states, the official media of Turkmenistan reports.

The agenda of the forum included discussions on further interaction in the science and technology areas and the progress of the implementation of the OIC Program in these areas until 2026.

In his speech, the President of Turkmenistan proposed promising vectors of partnership in the field of science and technology expected to bring real results for all OIC member states.

Among these areas, the Head of State proposed to establish contacts for the development of fundamental science, joint search for effective scientific solutions, development of methods for the exchange of the results of important research, especially in the fields of medicine and healthcare.

His second proposal includes intensification of the process of developing a single concept or basic rules for water, food and environmental security in the OIC region, as indicated in the Program of Scientific and Technical Cooperation until 2026.

Thirdly, noting the importance of the previously outlined tasks to create a "big data" system and a joint structure of a secure digital economy, we single out two inherent issues that determine success in achieving the following goals, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. Namely, the formation of reliable physical support systems in individual countries and large regions, integration at the interregional level of support systems for Muslim countries, and the creation of samples of a single data register proposed by the Standing Committee on Science and Technology on the basis of the centers of high-performance computer systems of the OIC member countries.

In conclusion, addressing the meeting participants and noting that the current Summit is a significant step in strengthening unity in the Muslim world for the sake of progress and prosperity of OIC states, the President of Turkmenistan wished everyone good health, and the peoples of the OIC member countries - peace, well-being and prosperity.

Turkmenistan has been an OIC member since 1992. Founded in 1969, the organization is headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Today, 57 states are member to the OIC. A number of countries and large organizations, including the UN, ECO and the Non-Aligned Movement, have OIC observer status.