The first conference on higher education and scientific research organized by the member states of the
Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) concluded its meetings in Riyadh today, after discussing the
proper mechanisms for implementing a strategy for developing science and technology in Islamic
In his address, Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Al-Anqari stressed the need for Islamic solidarity in
scientific and technological cooperation, referring to weakness in scientific capabilities as the biggest
obstacle facing comprehensive development in the Islamic world.