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ISLAMABAD, Dec 21 (APP):Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood on Monday stressed the need for promoting science diplomacy among the COMSTECH member states to achieve advancement in the field of technology.

He expressed these views as he received Prof Dr Darkhan Kydyrali, President of International Turkic Academy and Coordination General COMSTECH (the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation) Dr Iqbal Choudhary, here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The foreign secretary appreciated the launch of Al-Farabi Forum in recognition to the scholarly contributions of great Muslim philosopher.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on the cooperation on scientific matters and promotion of Iqbal Studies in Turkic world.