On May 5-6, 2018, a delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdujabar Abduvakhitov took part in the 45th session of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

The session was attended by delegations of OIC member countries, heads of a number of international organizations and financial institutions. 

By tradition, the meeting began with a brief ceremony of transferring the chairmanship of the OIC Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Côte d'Ivoire to Bangladesh. As stated, Bangladesh has chosen “Islamic values for sustainable peace, solidarity and development” as its motto. 

The heads of ministries of foreign affairs of the OIC member states discussed current international and regional problems, prospects for further development of multilateral cooperation in political, trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres, considered issues of the OIC activity. 

In the speech of the Uzbek delegation it was noted that the Republic of Uzbekistan is taking practical steps to contribute to the development of Islamic civilization. In particular, construction of the complex of buildings of Imam Bukhari International Research Center in Samarkand is being completed, active work has begun at the ISESCO Special Department at Tashkent Islamic University. 

Participants of the session became acquainted with constructive ideas and initiatives on development of science, technology and innovations forwarded by the Head of our state at the first OIC Summit on Science and Technology in September 2017 in Astana. Their attention was drawn to the proposal on holding the second Summit in 2020 in Uzbekistan. 

On the initiative of the Uzbek delegation, the 45th session of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of OIC adopted resolutions “On holding the second OIC Summit on Science and Technology in 2020 in Uzbekistan”, “On establishment of the Center for Islamic Civilization in Tashkent”, “On establishment of the International Islamic Center for Young Scientists in Uzbekistan”. 

In addition, in the relevant resolutions of the CMFA session, the importance and relevance of the International High-Level Conference on Afghanistan "Peace process, security cooperation and regional connectivity", held in Tashkent on March 26-27, 2018 was noted.