On July 19, 2021, the Director General of the IOFS H.E.Mr. Yerlan Baidaulet met with the Vice Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Ruslan Manatayev. On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Berik Tulendiyev, Deputy Director of the Department of Near and Middle East and Africa, attended the conference. The parties discussed multiple organizational issues relating to preparation for the 4th General Assembly of the IOFS in Nur-Sultan.
As previously announced, the Chairmanship of the 4th General Assembly of the IOFS will be transferred from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Turkey to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan this year.
The parties agreed to hold the 4th General Assembly in online format this September. The participation of 36 member countries of the IOFS, 20 member states of the OIC is expected, as well as observer countries and international organizations are anticipated to attend.