N. Nazarbayev thanked the President of the Islamic Development Bank for his participation in the first Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Science and Technology in Astana.
"Our cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank grows from year to year. Today's Summit is held in the year of the international exhibition EXPO-2017. The theme of this exhibition is a new energy industry and the achievements of all states in this sector are presented here", Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan noted that after the exhibition, the International Financial Center will function in its place, which will operate on the basis of the English law.
"We analyzed the activities of many developed countries in this area and decided to build the work of this center on the example of the financial center in Dubai. I hope that the Islamic Development Bank will take a direct part in this", the President of Kazakhstan said.
The President of the Islamic Development Bank expressed gratitude to Nursultan Nazarbayev and the people of Kazakhstan for their warm welcome.
"We are happy to participate in such a large-scale event. This is the first OIC Summit in the field of science and technology, and we are grateful for the opportunity to participate in such an important Summit", Bandar bin Mohammed Hamza Hajar said.
The President of the Islamic Development Bank also stressed that this Summit is a reflection of Nursultan Nazarbayev's activities in the development of science and new technologies.
"This is your contribution to future generations so that they have an opportunity to compete with other developed countries. Let me express my great gratitude for the assistance in the establishment of the Foundation for Science and Technology of OIC countries", Bandar bin Mohammed Hamza Hajar said.