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    ICESCO and Guinea Explore Cooperation Opportunities

    17 August 2020

    Dr. Salim M. Al-Malik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) met Thursday, August 13, at the Organization’s headquarters in Rabat, Mr. Aboubacar Dione, Ambassador of Guinea to Morocco. The discussions revolved around ways to promote cooperation between ICESCO and Guinea in the fields of education, science, and culture.

    Dr. AlMalik highlighted ICESCO’s substantial initiatives, activities, and programs implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that a significant part of these efforts was geared toward helping African countries. The aid targeted educational assistance, sanitizer production units, and local workers training on sanitizer production. The programs also supported women and entrepreneurs and built youth’s capacities to face the repercussions of the pandemic.

    The DG also expressed his delight to meet the Guinean president, H.E. Dr. Alpha Condé, at the Presidential Palace in Conakry, and multiple senior officials during his visit to the country last year.

    ICESCO’s DG highlighted the special relations between the Organization and Guinea. He praised the chairmanship of Guinean Former Prime Minister Kabiné Komara during the Virtual Meeting on Water Security for Peace and Development in the Islamic World.

    ICESCO recently held the meeting, in cooperation with the Moroccan National Office of Electricity and Water (ONEE), and the Secretariat of the 9th World Water Forum (Dakar 2021). The meeting saw a high-caliber international participation.

    Ambassador Dione expressed his delight at visiting ICESCO and expressed his country’s keenness to cooperate with the Organization. He also hailed the changes and developments ICESCO underwent under the leadership of Dr. AlMalik and the remarkable diversity of its experts’ nationalities.

    He also reaffirmed that there are opportunities for developing cooperation between the Organization and Guinea in the field of education and teacher training, with 75% of his country’s population need to develop their skills. 

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