Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Visits IOFS Headquarters

Country: Kazakhstan
Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Visits IOFS Headquarters
10 May 2024

Astana, Kazakhstan - In a significant demonstration of commitment and collaboration, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Executive Board Member of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), H.E. Mr. Alibek Bakayev, paid a visit to the Organization’s headquarters on 10 May 2024 to formally introduce the newly appointed IOFS Director-General, H.E. Amb. Berik Aryn.

Warmly received by the IOFS Director-General, this visit underscores the unwavering support and dedication the IOFS receives from its hosting country, Kazakhstan. The Director-General expressed profound gratitude to the President of Kazakhstan H.E. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for the honor of his appointment and assured of his commitment to fulfill this important position with diligence, integrity, and honor.

Following the introduction, a constructive exchange of views ensued regarding IOFS's ongoing activities and strategic plans. H.E. Mr. Alibek Bakayev reaffirmed the steadfast support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the initiatives of the IOFS, pledging assistance for forthcoming endeavors such as the upcoming 7th IOFS General Assembly, the 16th Session of the Biennial General Cooperation Meeting between the Secretariats of the United Nations and the OIC, and to continue discussions on the proposed establishment of an OIC Gene Bank in Kazakhstan, as endorsed by the esteemed 12th Executive Board.

In a concluding gesture, the Vice-Minister formally presented the invitation from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to attend the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting. The Director-General of IOFS warmly received this invitation, expressing heartfelt gratitude to the President for his kind invitation. This exchange further solidified the bond of collaboration and cooperation between Kazakhstan and IOFS, underscoring the shared commitment to regional and international initiatives aimed at fostering prosperity and stability.