Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), and Mr. Mizanur Rahman, Chairman of the Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO), discussed prospects for cooperation between the two Organizations in strengthening efforts to develop scientific research, innovation, and space science and technology.
During this meeting held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at ICESCO headquarters in Rabat, on the sidelines of Mr. Rahman’s participation in ICESCO’s Global Space Science Forum, Dr. Al-Malik stressed that ICESCO attaches great importance to supporting the efforts of its Member States to leverage the potential of space science and applications and new technologies, in general, to overcome challenges and achieve sustainable development.
ICESCO DG noted that the Organization’s new vision and action strategy are based on openness and cooperation with all to serve its Member States and Muslim communities around the world. He added that the Organization has signed several cooperation and partnership agreements with several international organizations, institutions, and bodies, and that joint programs and activities are being implemented with these partners along with many donors.
Mr. Rahman commended ICESCO’s Global Space Science Forum and noted that it provides an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and share experiences among Bangladeshi experts and specialists, stressing SPARRSO’s willingness to cooperate with ICESCO in the promising field of space science.