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    ICESCO offers condolences to flood victims in Libya and postpones celebrating Benghazi as capital of culture

    12 September 2023

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) extended its most heartfelt condolences to the state and people of Libya, and to the victims who lost their lives as a result of Storm “Daniel” which wreaked havoc and resulted in floods that struck the country most recently. ICESCO extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and beseeches the Almighty Allah for a speedy recovery of the injured and the safety of the missing.

    ICESCO reaffirms its full solidarity with the State of Libya in the face of this devastating natural disaster, and its full readiness to cooperate with the competent Libyan authorities to provide necessary support and assistance in its areas of competence; evaluating the damage endured by some Libyan heritage sites, and their restoration and reservation.

    Having coordinated with the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture and the High Committee for the Celebration of Benghazi as the Capital of Culture in the Islamic World, ICESCO decided, in solidarity with the families of the victims, the injured and the missing, to postpone until further notice the opening ceremony of celebrating Benghazi as the Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2023, which was scheduled for the 16th of this September.

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