The Crans Montana Forum was full of valuable discussions and packed with serious and constructive brainstorming and exchange of knowledge. The last day of the Forum was marked with the signing of another important Memorandum of Understanding between IOFS and ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development. The IOFS then hosted the official lunch for the high-level guests and participants of the CMF.
To conclude the forum, H.E. Prof. Yerlan A. Baidaulet was presented with the prestigious Prix De La Foundation (CMF Award) 2022 by HRH Prince Jean de Luxembourg at the CMF awarding ceremony. This award is a reflection of the recognition of the increasing role the IOFS and its partners play in implementing the vitally important aspect of the global agenda.
The IOFS is encouraged by the position it currently holds in the international arena, as well the continued support of the hosting country Kazakhstan. The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has paid special attention to ensuring food security in both the global and regional level. At the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, President Tokayev announced, «the intention to strengthen cooperation with the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), as well as with UN agencies,» in order to provide worldwide assistance in the formation of food reserves for large scale international humanitarian campaigns through IOFS.
Furthermore, during the CICA Summit, held on October 10-11, 2022 in Astana, the President of Kazakhstan noted, «CICA needs an effectively functioning mechanism for food security governance. Asia produces two-thirds of the world’s agricultural output but still remains vulnerable… Given the agricultural potential of our countries we could take measures to provide the countries in need with foodstuff and fertilizers.»
Entering the realities of the new world, IOFS intends to continue taking all necessary measures to ensure sustainable food security with the support of all OIC member states.
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