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    ICESCO Director-General Receives Ambassador of Kuwait to Rabat

    20 October 2020

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), received yesterday, October 19, at ICESCO’s headquarters in Rabat, Mr. Abdellatif Al Haya, Ambassador of Kuwait to Morocco. The meeting explored cooperation prospects between ICESCO and Kuwait in the fields of education, science, and culture.

    In the presence of ICESCO’s heads of sectors, Dr. AlMalik highlighted the Organization’s new vision and action strategy, as well as last year’s developments. He also underlined ICESCO’s major initiatives, programs, and activities to support the efforts of Member States to counter the negative repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic in the fields of education, science, and culture.

    “The new vision adopts an open-door policy, cooperation, and partnership with all parties, including non-Member States, international organizations, and civil society institutions to serve Member States’ populations and the Muslim communities worldwide,” elaborated Dr. AlMalik.

                He added that the vision “also promotes further communication with Member States to identify their needs and priorities on which programs and activities are planned and implemented.”

    ICESCO’s also highlighted that the Organization established several specialized centers, including the Center of Teaching Arabic for non-Arabic Speakers. The Center for Strategic Foresight is preparing four important studies on the future of the Islamic world, African countries, and cultural action, as well as artificial intelligence challenges facing the Muslim world, with the participation of renowned international experts.

    “ICESCO also established the Heritage Center, which has inscribed 200 historic sites in Member States on the Islamic World Heritage List,” stated Dr. AlMalik.

    Mr. Al Haya commended ICESCO’s outstanding work and quality initiatives launched during the pandemic as well as its support to Member States to counter the negative repercussions of the outbreak. He also stressed Kuwait’s keenness to promote constructive cooperation with ICESCO.

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