KUALA LUMPUR – The muslim world has much to offer in terms of trade and investments, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
“Because of this, it is our responsibility to use our great minds and capabilities for the betterment of our communities and the world.
“It is important that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) nations support each other as we each strive to reach our goals and improve our countries,” he said before officiating the sixth Muslim World Biz 2015 which began here today.
Commenting on the four-day event themed, “Rise of the Industrial Golden Era”, Jamil Khir said leaders of the OIC must rise to the occasion in order for regional and global trade to realise their full potential.
Meanwhile, there were 10 Jewels of Muslim Worlds Award recipients this year at the Muslim World Biz 2015, including Islamic University of Malaysia President, Tan Sri Prof Mohd Yusof Noor, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd
Group President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Datuk Mohd Emir Mavani Abdullah and Central Spectrum CEO, Mahmud Abbas.
Other recipients were Bosnia Bank International CEO, Amer Bukvic, Solico Group Founder, Gholamali Soleimani and Chief Persecutor General of Herat Province Afghanistan Maria Bashir.
The Muslim World Biz Founder Datuk Dr Raja Mohamad Abdullah, who passed away in March, was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award which was accepted by his wife Datin Nordi Mohamad Hussien.
The event was organised by the OIC International Business Centre, in cooperation with the OIC, the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade and supported by the Malaysian government. – BERNAMA