“Science Diplomacy for Solidarity and Advancement”
“My name is Wilfred Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia. Although I am not a Muslim by religion, I am very proud in taking part in this inaugural Ministerial Meeting of OIC countries for Science and Technology, on behalf of Malaysia.
We, the Malaysian people, would like to send this message that unity and collaboration go beyond religion and faith. We believe that Islam promotes solidarity, peace, harmony and moderation.”
This was my opening statement at the Ministerial Meeting of the first Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit on Science and Technology in Astana, Kazakhstan, a fortnight ago. It was a historic milestone as it brought OIC leaders of the highest level in decision-making in various fields of science and technology to highlight the member states’ contribution and support for scientific fields in the midst of violence in northern Rakhine state, which Malaysia strongly condemns.
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