ICESCO and Libya Discuss Partnership Developments in Education, Science and Culture
2 June 2023
Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), received Dr. Musa Al-Maqrif, Libyan Minister of Education, President of the Libyan National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, and his accompanying delegation, where they discussed partnership developments between ICESCO and the State of Libya in the fields of education, science and culture.
During the meeting, held on Thursday (June 1, 2023), at ICESCO Headquarters, in Rabat, Dr. AlMalik reaffirmed ICESCO’s keenness to strengthen communication and coordination with Member States’ National Commissions to identify their priorities and needs and accordingly design appropriate programs and projects for each country for maximum benefit.
He also reviewed ICESCO’s major current programs, most notably the youth support program in the fields of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, explaining that ICESCO’s Year of Youth focuses on programs and initiatives geared toward building the capacities and skills of young people in the Islamic world to meet the requirements of the profession of tomorrow and contribute to addressing future challenges.
For his part, the Libyan Minister commended ICESCO’s efforts, which are recognized and appreciated by its Member States, noting that the Organization’s headquarters hosts the International Exhibition and Museum of the Prophet’s Seerah and Islamic Civilization, which features knowledge treasures and highlights the biography of the Prophet, peace be upon him, calling for providing such contents online for the benefit of new generations.
The meeting discussed the preparations for proclaiming Benghazi as Culture Capital in the Islamic World, and the salient current and future joint programs and projects between ICESCO and Libya.
The meeting also brought together Mr. Najib Rhiati, Cultural Adviser to ICESCO Director-General, Dr. Salim Al-Habsi, Programs Manager at the Secretariat of National Commissions and Conferences, and Dr. Adel Smaida, Expert at the Science and Technology Sector.
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