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    Talks between ICESCO DG and Former President of Brazil, Lula da Silva

    4 December 2020

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), held yesterday, a videoconference with H.E. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian President, President of Lula Institute. The meeting explored cooperation prospects between ICESCO and Lula Institute, which deals with cooperation between Brazil, Africa, and Latin America, and focuses on social development and education issues.

    ICESCO and Lula Institute considered cooperation proposals in the field of education, particularly in Africa. The two parties also explored partnering in holding workshops, symposia, and conferences, as well as joint action to develop effective solutions to several social and humanitarian issues that affect African countries. The proposals also included inviting international organizations and bodies to develop a constructive cooperation with ICESCO and Lula Institute in this regard.

    The two parties also agreed that ICESCO would develop the proposed cooperation programs and projects to be adopted. ICESCO and Lula Institute will strive to provide the necessary funding for implementing these activities in the neediest countries and achieve the desired outcomes.

    The former President of Brazil participated in the International Virtual Symposium that ICESCO held last September, under the theme “Education and the Societies We Want Initiative,” which brought together several education ministers of ICESCO Member States as well as international specialists and experts in the field.

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