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    ICESCO and Libya Explore Future Cooperation

    17 August 2020

    Dr. Salim M. Al-Malik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) received Thursday, August 13, Mr. Abu Bakr Ibrahim Wanis Al-Tawil, Chargé d’affaires of the Libyan Embassy to Morocco, to explore cooperation opportunities between the Organization and country.

    At the Organization’s headquarters in Rabat, Dr. AlMalik highlighted ICESCO’s open communication channels with the Member States to identify their specific needs. The goal is to cooperate in the implementation of educational, scientific, and cultural programs. 

    The DG also talked about ICESCO’s initiatives, activities, and programs that curb the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Comprehensive Humanitarian Coalition Initiative” gained the support of many countries, international organizations, and institutions. He added that the coalition aids the countries most affected by the pandemic.

    The two parties also talked about potential joint programs regarding heritage preservation, digital support to ensure the continuity of schooling in all circumstances, and universities and research centers assistance.

    The Libyan official commended ICESCO’s role in supporting joint Islamic action in the fields of education, science, and culture. He also hailed the Organization’s sustained efforts to support its Member States in their quest to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.

    The two parties agreed to work on inscribing Libyan heritage sites on the Islamic World Heritage List and develop cooperation between ICESCO and Libya in the fields of education, science, and culture. 

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