AlMalik and Lamine Explore Cooperation Opportunities between ICESCO and Chad
17 August 2020
The Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, received Thursday, August 13, at the Organization’s headquarters, Mr. Mahamat Abderrasoul Mahamat Lamine, Ambassador of Chad to Morocco. The two officials examined ways to advance cooperation between ICESCO and Chad.
Dr. AlMalik seized the ambassador’s visit to thank the Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno for his commendable address during the “Role of Religious Leaderships in Face of Crises” Forum.
The DG reviewed the Organization’s newly implemented vision and strategy to best assist Member States and the implementation of country-specific programs. He cited ICESCO’s key initiatives and activities in the educational, scientific, and cultural fields that assisted many countries during the COVID-19 crisis. Among these initiatives “Societies We Want” which provided, in collaboration with ICESCO’s partners, humanitarian aid, sanitizers, and protective equipment to several African countries.
The talks also centered on the substantial role of ICESCO’s Center for Arabic Language in Chad in training the Arabic teaching staff. The Center’s new headquarters is nearing completion and will soon be opened.
The Chadian ambassador underlined President Itno’s great attention to ICESCO. Ambassador Lamine cited the president’s participation in the “Role of Religious Leaderships in Face of Crises” Forum, which received wide coverage in the Chadian media.
The two parties agreed to boost cooperation between ICESCO and Chad in the fields of education, science, and culture and work toward implementing joint programs in view of strengthening the excellent relations between the Organization and the country.
Several directors of sectors at the Organization attended the meeting.
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