Dr. Moneef Rafe’ Zou’bi, DG of Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) called on Hon’ble Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni, MP at her office on 10 September 2012.The 19th International Conference of IAS will be held in Bangladesh in May 2013. Foreign Minister conveyed Bangladesh’s interest in hosting the event and underscored the importance attached by the Hon’ble Prime Minister to this Conference. Mr. Zou’bi expressed his satisfaction at the advancement of Bangladesh in the fields of higher education, industry, science and technology, to earmark just a few.
Foreign Minister stressed on a common language of science that will be understandable both to the researcher and the politician so that the benefits of science can be extended for the benefit of the common people. She highlighted the development achieved by Bangladesh in the field of e-services and how it had decreased the digital gap among people. She suggested that the accomplishment of Bangladesh in e-service should be projected during the upcoming conference.
Chairman of University Grants Commission and Prof. Ahmad Abdullah Azad also attended the meeting.