Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry attended the Inaugural Session on Agriculture-Biotech for Food Security and Capacity Building of Bio-Safety Regulators in COMSTECH. Federal Minister for Science and Technology @fawadchaudhry attended the Inaugural Session on Agriculture-Biotech for Food Security and Capacity Building of Bio-Safety Regulators in COMSTECH. pic.twitter.com/Q73x8amUWR— Ministry of Science & Technology (@MinistryofST) December 11, 2019The ultimate aim behind it was to build capacity of young scientists in the Islamic world, and to develop strategies to find solutions through the applications of advanced technologies. These strategies are hoped to provide guidance and prescribed agenda of research for various university laboratories and Research and Development organizations. Initially, the main thrust of the proposed program was on emerging sciences and technologies under the broad umbrella of biotechnology, with the main outcome directed towards research programs geared to impact national economies. Notably, COMSTECH works in close collaboration with various Standing Committees and other organs of the OIC, Member States of the OIC and their major Scientific and Technological Institutions, in addition to some international organizations. The latter include The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Islamic Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Foundation for Science, Stockholm (IFS), Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO–EMRO). In addition protocols are being prepared for collaboration with the Lindau Council and IIASA in the EU.