ICESCO and King Faisal University in Chad Agree to Develop Cooperation
29 November 2023
Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), paid a visit to King Faisal University in the Republic of Chad, during which he was received by Dr. Mahamat Boukhari Hassan, Rector of King Faisal University. The two leaders held a meeting to explore prospects for cooperation between ICESCO and the University in the field of Arabic language, translation, higher studies and scholarships.
The meeting, held on Tuesday, 28 November 2023, as part of the official visit of Dr. AlMalik to N’Djamena, reaffirmed the importance of keeping the momentum that marked the last two years of cooperation between ICESCO and the University and expressed their keenness for greater coordination to implement practical programs and projects in areas of mutual interests.
In the same vein, Dr. AlMalik reviewed the main lines of the Organization’s vision and strategic orientations, founded on leadership, excellence, continuous development, and international talent pooling, in addition to rehabilitating youth to cultivate future leaders.
Moreover, Dr. AlMalik stated that ICESCO places the African continent at the heart of its major priorities, initiatives and programs, highlighting the recent developments in the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), affiliated to ICESCO, to enhance its support to universities through the creation of a set of scientific chairs in different disciplines at prestigious universities in the Member States and beyond.
For his part, Dr. Mahamat Boukhari expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude for ICESCO’s support, pointing out the University’s aspiration for further support, especially in academic skills and expertise necessary to open a doctoral program and in its endeavor to establish a university center for languages and translation as well as a faculty of graduate studies.
The meeting saw the presence of Mr. Adel Bouraoui, Advisor to ICESCO Director-General for External Centers and Academic Chairs on Arabic Language, in addition to a host of officials and deans of faculties at the University.
Prior to this meeting, Dr. AlMalik held a meeting at ICESCO’s Regional Educational Centre in N’Djamena with the alumni of the “Training Primary School Arabic Teachers in Chad” program, during which he affirmed ICESCO’s unwavering support for them and youth in general, evidenced by the Organization’s proclamation of 2023 as the Year of Youth, calling on students to work hard to assume leadership responsibilities and contribute effectively to the development of their country.
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