SMIIC Secretary General, H.E. İhsan Övüt and his accompanying delegation participated in Thailand Halal Assembly 2017 which was held on 30 November - 03 December 2017 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC) in Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand. The event was co-hosted by The Halal Science Center Chulalongkorn University and the Central Islamic Council of Thailand (CICOT) under the Patronage of H.E. Gen. Prayuth Chanocha, the Prime Minister of Thailand.
The opening ceremony was held on 30 November 2017 with the participation of H.E. Aziz Pithakkumpol, Sheikhul Islam of Thailand. Mr. Övüt made a speech in the opening ceremony upon granting him, as the SMIIC Secretary General, the “Distinguished Service Award” for the leadership, the generous commitment of time and support & inspiration to the organization of the Thailand Halal Assembly 2017.
Mr. Övüt also participated in the Halal Standard Convention which was organized as a sideline event of the Thailand Halal Assembly 2017 on 02 November 2017 and delivered the keynote address as the guest of honor. His accompanying delegation delivered a presentation on Roles and Responsibility of SMIIC on Halal Scientific Methodology at the Methodology in Halal Science and Accreditation Session of the 10th HASIB Conference on 02 November 2017.
Mr. Övüt had the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with the several senior officials of the SMIIC Member States, OIC institutions, representatives of standardization bodies of OIC Member States, international organizations, universities and representatives of Muslim communities from the various countries.