ICESCO Director-General Receives Ambassador of Mexico to Rabat
24 December 2020
Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), received yesterday at the Organization’s headquarters in Rabat, Ms. Mabel Gomez Oliver, Ambassador of Mexico to Morocco. The meeting touched upon the cooperation prospects between ICESCO and Mexico in the fields of education, science, and culture. Several Directors of ICESCO’s sectors joined the meeting.
During the meeting, Dr. Al-Malik reaffirmed that ICESCO’s vision and action strategy adopts an open-door policy towards all countries, including non-Member States. The goal is to cooperate and hold partnerships for the benefit of the Member States and Muslim communities around the world. He also pointed out that ICESCO’s non-Member States may enjoy observer status while calling upon Mexico to join the Organization as an observer.
ICESCO DG reviewed the salient initiatives, projects, and programs that the Organization launched and implemented to support Member States in countering the negative repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic in the fields of education, science, and culture.
“These initiatives include “ICESCO Digital Home,” “The Societies We Want,” and “Global Humanitarian Coalition,” which aim at helping the neediest countries, particularly in Africa. Several countries, international organizations, and donor institutions have joined this coalition. Mexico and its major institutions are welcome to join this coalition,” he added.
The meeting explored the proposed areas of cooperation between ICESCO and the educational, scientific, and cultural authorities in Mexico to share expertise with the competent authorities as well as universities and research centers in the ICESCO Member States,
The Ambassador of Mexico thanked ICESCO for the meeting and commended the Organization’s outstanding work during the COVID-19 pandemic while stressing that Mexico will exert every effort to ensure cooperation with ICESCO in its areas of competence.
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