On April 30, 2021, the Director-General of IOFS Mr. Yerlan Baidaulet held a working meeting with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Shahrat Nuryshev at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Ontalap Onalbaev, the Director of the Department of the Near, Middle East and Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
The parties discussed a wide range of issues, including interaction between the government organs, strengthening support for the IOFS, in particular, for the expansion of IOFS membership and the relationship of the Secretariat with the OIC countries. The Director-General provided information on the current state of program implementation and cooperation with the OIC countries with regards to mandatory contributions and ratification of the IOFS Statute. He also spoke about current preparations for the upcoming meetings of the Executive Board and General Assembly, both of which will be held online. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan was invited as an observer to the seventh meeting of the IOFS Executive Board.
Following the discussions, parties decided to create a working group for the General Assembly preparations and strengthen bilateral ties.