TurkPA Chairmanship hosted Asian Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Science, Innovation and Technology
September 28, 2016

Majilis (Lower House) of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan (also current TurkPA Chairmanship) hosted Asian Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Science, Innovation and Technology. The august gathering took place in Astana on the 26-27 September, 2016.

The parliamentarians and experts from more than 20 countries as well as the representatives of a number of international organisations took up the urgent topics of science and technology, including their legislative back-up. The forum was organised by the Majilis of Kazakhstan’s parliament in cooperation with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB).

While addressing the participants of the forum Chairman of the Majilis Mr Nurlan Nigmatulin noted that it was symbolic that the forum was taking place on the eve of Kazakhstan’s 25th independence anniversary. As the Speaker of Majilis noted, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev from the first days of independence has paid a special attention to cooperation with Asian countries, including the countries of the Islamic world.

  • As you aware, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly noted that the Asian countries have a tremendous influence on the economic development in the world. In this connection our parliaments have a great responsibility in strengthening and further development of cooperation among the Asian countries, - said N.Nigmatulin. He also noted that the countries of the Islamic community of nations have achieved a lot in strengthening the stability and security in the region, development of education, science and Islamic culture. N.Nigmatulin made emphasis on the readiness of Kazakhstan to cooperate with the countries of the world in the development of new technologies and innovative science.

Chairman of Kazakh Parliament’s Majilis informed that in 2017 Kazakhstan will host the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on science and technology.