"We express our concern over the recent conflict in Myanmar, we call upon all parties to immediately stop violence and start a dialogue within the United Nations", the Head of State said at a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Science and Technology in Astana.
The photo shows a general view of the first Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on science and technology in Astana, Kazakhstan, September 10, 2017.
Heads of state and government from around twenty-two Muslim states and delegates from around fifty-seven states will attend the summit.
Al-Othaimeen said: "The summit is unique, since it emphasizes that Islam is an intellectual and scientific religion seeking to liberate people from delusions and fantasies and fight against extremism".
During the visit, he is expected to have bilateral talks with his Kazakh counterpart and some of the counterparts from the participating member states if time permits.
He also stressed that cooperation in the field of science and technology has strategic political and social importance. "The document sets priorities and specific recommendations to help member states in tackling the challenges of improving education standards, creating employment opportunities for the youth, mitigating the adverse impact of climate change, and the work for improving human health, energy and water resources", he underlined.
In addition to it, the approval of the Astana Declaration, action plan of the OIC for Science, Technology and Innovation 2026 were also discussed.
It is pertinent that the Muslim world gains independence in socio-economic issues, said Hussain, adding that the focus should be on science and technology studies.