The head of the Iranian delegation to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit on Science and Technology held in the Kazakh capital, Astana, has proposed that Muslim countries set up a forum comprising women who have secured accomplishments in the domain of technology.
“A new cultural and civilizational movement is taking shape in the Muslim world,” said Abdolhossein Fereydoun, who is also an advisor to the Iranian minister of science, research and technology.
“Iran specifically welcomes the development of scientific diplomacy and technology in Muslim countries, and to that end, embraces major joint scientific projects in the fields of satellite technology, super computers and oceanic studies,” he added, according to a Farsi report by Mehr.
He said figures show Islamic countries’ share of world scientific articles has risen from 2% to 8% over the past 16 years, which, he noted, is regarded as a considerable growth.
“Moreover, the rate of publishing scientific materials in OIC member states is eight times higher than the average global rate,” he added.
He said Iran is working closely with OIC members in the field of education, science and technology, and added regional as well as international centers are contributing to the development of Sci-Tech parks and a regional oceanography center.