On May 23, 2022 Director General of IOFS H.E. Mr. Yerlan A. Baidaulet held a meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia HE Mr. Dato’ Kamarudin Bin Jaffar in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The meeting was also attended by HE Mr. Dato' Syed Bakrif, Ambassador of Malaysia in Kazakhstan and Ambassador Daulet Yemberdiyev, IOFS Director of Cooperation & Humanitarian Aid Office.
IOFS Director General conducted a detailed discussion of IOFS programmes as an OIC specialized institution, IOFS Strategic Framework, and IOFS vision 2031, particular attention was given to the IOFS “Year of Africa” and Afghanistan Food Security Program and explored the common areas of cooperation and participation of the Malaysia in advancing program’s implementation. Additionally brief information was provided on the activities of the Organization since the last meeting at the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) being held in Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan in March 2022.
The sides further explored facilitating Malaysia’s membership in IOFS through discussing membership procedures, number of mandatory contributions, benefits and obligations of the membership. HE Mr. Dato’ Kamarudin Bin Jaffar conveyed appreciation for the warm welcome and expressed assurances to prompt settlement of the Malaysia full-fledged accession to the IOFS at the earliest time.