H.E. Dato Haji Ismail bin Haji Abdulmuttalib, Deputy Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia, visited SESRIC Headquarters on 17 February 2014, together with a delegation from the Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia, and accompanied by H.E. Mr. Amran Mohamed Zin, Ambassador of Malaysia to Turkey. Also present were Mr. Kasım Özer, the Director General of General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety of Turkey, together with managers and experts from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Turkey.
At the outset, Prof. Dr. Savaş Alpay, Director General of SESRIC, welcomed the delegation and expressed his thanks for their visit to SESRIC Headquarters, noting that the visit would be a significant step towards enhancing the current level of cooperation and collaboration among OIC Member Countries in the area of occupational health and safety. For this, he expressed his desire for a more structured framework of cooperation that covers a long reaching master plan to increase collaboration and bring forth concrete projects and programmes among the member states by employing relevant practical initiatives within the context of training courses, study visits and workshops.
Following a corporate presentation on the activities and programmes of SESRIC by the heads of three technical departments, namely statistics, research and training and technical cooperation, H.E. Dato Haji Ismail bin Haji Abdulmuttalib, Deputy Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia thanked the Director General for the hospitality exerted during their visit and expressed his satisfaction about the wide range of activities in socio-economic areas undertaken by the Centre. In this connection, he offered to provide technical support and share knowledge, experience and expertise of the Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia under the framework of the Capacity Building Programmes of SESRIC for the benefit of OIC Member Countries.
H.E. Mr. Amran Mohamed Zin, Ambassador of Malaysia to Turkey, also thanked SESRIC for its tireless exertions in keeping the ties of collaboration among the OIC Member Countries, and expressed his pleasure for observing close partnership among Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia, General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety of Turkey and SESRIC.
The visit was followed by a high level technical meeting on discussing the relevant items within the context of OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET), including the blueprint for terms of reference of the OIC-OSHNET, vision and the five years plan of action for the period of 2015-2020 for systematic sharing of information and experience in occupational safety and health, being prepared by a Working Group under the supervision of Malaysia and with the support of Kuwait, Mauritania, Turkey and Yemen.
For more information about OIC-OSHNET please visit: http://www.oicvet.org/oshnet/