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    ICESCO and General Presidency of Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque explore cooperation prospects

    17 December 2021

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), and Dr. Nabil bin Muhammad Al-Luhaidan, General Presidency’s Assistant President for Governance and Legal and Development Affairs, held a meeting to discuss prospects of cooperation between the two institutions.  

    During the meeting, held today, Thursday 17 December 2021, following the midday prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque, Dr. Al-Luhaidan highlighted the major initiatives and programs launched by the General Presidency in service of the Two Holy Mosques and the world at large.

    For his part, Dr. AlMalik commended the noble efforts that the General Presidency exerts and the leading initiatives it implements in service of the visitors of the Two Holy Mosques, seizing the opportunity to hail to the work of Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sudais, President of the General Presidency. The Director-General also shed light on ICESCO’s major activities, programs and achievements over the last two years.

    At the close of the meeting, the two parties agreed to exchange suggestions and ideas on prospective areas of cooperation and joint action. They also reaffirmed their mutual readiness to sign a partnership agreement outlining a set of programs and activities geared towards highlighting the key roles the General Presidency plays in service of Muslims across the globe to consolidate their Muslim identity, promote their unity and facilitate their Hajj and Umrah rites. 

    The ICESCO delegation attending the meeting consisted of Dr. Abdelilah Benarafa, Deputy Director-General; Ambassador Khalid Fathalrahman, Director of the Center for Civilizational Dialogue; Dr. Said Bah, Advisor to the Director-General for Partnerships and International Cooperation; and Mr. Najib Riati, Cultural Adviser to the Director-General. 

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