Photos: OIC Summit on Science, Technologies kicks off in Astana The first OIC Summit on Science and Technologies kicked off on Sunday, in Kazakhstan, Kazinform reported. Summit on Science and Technologies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, was held on Sunday in Kazakh capital city, Astana. The event was attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other heads and officials of the member states of OIC. The event is slated to give a new impetus to strengthening international ties in development of science and innovations. The Asian Inter-Parliamentary Forum for Science, Technologies and Innovations includes seven thematic sessions. On the first day of the Forum, the participants will discuss the policy in the sphere of science, technologies and innovations.