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    ISESCO Director General visits UNESCO’s former director-general

    6 January 2020

    As part of his official visit to the Republic of Senegal, Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), made a special visit to Dr. Ahmed Mukhtar Ambu, former director-general of UNESCO, at his housein Dakar, in recognition of his great services to the Islamic world during and after his mandate at UNESCO.

    During this meeting, Dr. AlMalik reviewed the new vision and future action strategy of ISESCO, and asked Dr. Ambu to express his opinions and make proposals so as to support this vision. Dr. Ambu highly commended this vision given his experience at UNESCO, and made some proposals for ISESCO’s action in Africa.

    The meeting was attended from ISESCO by Dr. Ahmed Said Bah, Director of External Relations and Cooperation, and Ms. Rahmata Almamy Mbaye, Director of Human and Social Sciences.

    It is worth mentioning that Dr. Ambu had served in many positions in the sector of education in Senegal before he was appointed as Minister of Education and Culture in 1957. He then headed many ministries until 1970.  He was elected at UNESCO Executive Council in 1966, and was appointed as assistant director-general in 1970, and as UNESCO director-general in 1974. He was reelected for a second mandate in 1980 and remained in office until 1987.

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