According to a blog post detailing the event, the three envoys will "report on what progress has been made in strengthening collaboration with the Muslim world."
Or look to April, when the White House held a two-day summit on entrepreneurship for a majority Muslim crowd of 250 participants from 60 countries. "The U.S. wants to deepen partnerships with Muslim communities related to education and economic opportunity, science and technology," White House deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said at the time.
Indeed, even Bolden has played a role in these efforts. For example, in June, he visited Qatar and Egypt, saying that the countries would collaborate with the United States in the future on science and technology programs, noting global education initiatives sponsored by NASA, and saying that NASA was looking to Egyptian scientists to help analyze astrophysics data.
This is all part of a larger Obama administration effort, announced last June in Cairo by the president himself, to change U.S. relations with the Muslim world through outreach and cooperation. Whether it is or should be the NASA administrator's "foremost" task, as Bolden told Al Jazeera, is another question entirely.