President Alvi addresses ‘Kazakhstan-Pakistan-Turkiye Youth forum on biotechnology’

APP35-130922 ISLAMABAD: September 13 - President Dr. Arif Alvi addressing the Kazakhstan-Pakistan-Turkiye Youth Forum on Biotechnology at COMSTECH's Secretariat. APP

ISLAMABAD: A three-day “Kazakhstan-Pakistan-Turkiye Youth Forum on Biotechnology” kicked off in Islamabad on Tuesday, hosting a large number of national and international participants highlighting the importance of biotechnology to achieve success in all spheres of life.

The ambassadors and diplomats of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Somalia, Qatar, Iraq, and Uzbekistan attended the event.

The forum is being arranged by COMSTECH in collaboration with Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum, Turkiye, and Islamic Organization for Food Security, Kazakhstan.

Terming biotechnology as a landmark achievement, the speakers at the event said that the green revolution cannot be possible without biotechnology.

“Those who are ahead in OIC states come forward and provide leadership for changing attitude towards the adaptation of new technologies to achieve success in all spheres of life”, the speakers said.

The speakers urged the young scientists to work hard and come up with novel and innovative ethical and moral solutions for the humanity and quick adoption of the new technologies for the rapid growth of the developing world. “COMSTECH should take the lead in the prompt adaptation of emerging technologies in OIC region”, they emphasized.

Speaking on the occasion, Coordinator General COMSTECH, Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary said that this forum is significant to address the challenge of food security.

He urged the need of the introduction and use of new technologies and better management to tackle the issue of food security faced by OIC states. He said that agricultural biotechnology will help in producing enough food to feed hunger.

Director IOFS, Dr. Ismail Abdel Hamid said that biotechnology is critical for the human development and achieving food security. He said that this forum will help us to explore new avenues, and generate novel ideas and methodologies to understand the biotechnology and its use to address the issue of food security. Dr. Hamid presented a brief review of IOFS program and projects.

CEO of Young Business Hub, Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum, Sami Serdar, expressed solidarity, condolences and prayers for the recent flood victims in Pakistan. He said today we are here for youth that wants a big change for a better future.

He said technologies are playing an important role in the betterment of human life and biotechnology is playing important role in our daily life to address global issues.

Serdar suggested a united effort with solid continued commitment.

This three-day forum is being attended by more than 170 national and international in-person participants, whereas many people are attending this forum from 35 OIC member states online. More than 30 local and international scholars will give lectures during this forum.