The Ninth Meeting of the SMIIC General Assembly (GA) was held in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey on 24 May 2016. SMIIC General Secretariat hosted the meeting. Mr. Sebahittin KORKMAZ, Chairman of BOD of SMIIC welcomed the participants to the Meeting and made the opening address.
It was followed by the message of H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen MADANI, the Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the keynote address by Mr. Kevin McKinley, Acting Secretary General of the International Standardization Organization (ISO).
The opening ceremony continued with a welcome speech delivered by H.E. Mr. Hasan Ali ÇELİK, Deputy Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Republic of Turkey.
The GA was attended by the representatives of the following Member States who have membership in the SMIIC GA:
1. Islamic Republic of AFGHANISTAN
2. People’s Democratic Republic of ALGERIA
3. Republic of BENIN
4. BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
5. Republic of CAMEROON
6. Arab Republic of EGYPT
7. Republic of GABON
8. Islamic Republic of GAMBIA
9. Republic of GUINEA
10. Islamic Republic of IRAN
11. Hashemite Kingdom of JORDAN
12. KYRGYZ Republic
15. Kingdom of MOROCCO
16. Republic of NIGER
17. Islamic Republic of PAKISTAN
18. Kingdom of SAUDI ARABIA (Represented by SASO and SFDA)
19. Republic of SENEGAL
20. Republic of SUDAN
21. Republic of TUNISIA
22. Republic of TURKEY (Represented by TSE and TÜBİTAK-UME)
23. United Arab EMIRATES
24. Turkish Republic of NORTHERN CYPRUS
Representatives from OIC General Secretariat, SESRIC, ICDT, COMCEC AND ISO attended the Meeting.
The General Secretariat briefed the General Assembly by presenting a comprehensive report on the latest developments and activities of SMIIC, Technical Committees (TCs) and SMIIC/CCA. Metrology Committee Secretary also briefed the GA on the recent activities carried out. During the meeting, 2017 SMIIC Budget was approved.