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    ICESCO Director-General meets with President of Nouakchott Region

    24 December 2023

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) met with Ms. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of Nouakchott Region in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

    At the beginning of the meeting, held at the Region’s headquarters, Dr. AlMalik expressed his thanks and appreciation for the Region’s tireless efforts to contribute to the success of the Celebration of Nouakchott as Culture Capital in the Islamic World  for 2023, a year-long festivity that showcased the city’s diverse and unique cultural heritage.

    For her part, Ms. Fatimetou Mint Abdel Malick commended ICESCO’s roles in ensuring the success of the celebration and taking part in the implementation of its activities throughout the year. She also commended the participation  of ICESCO’s delegation in the closing ceremony.

    The two parties reaffirmed their keenness to sustain coordination and cooperation to consolidate the cultural gains scored during the celebration year.

    At the end of the meeting, the Director-General and Region President exchanged commemorative shields.

    Prior to the meeting, the two parties visited the Permanent Cultural Diplomacy Exhibition, which was inaugurated at the Place de la Liberté in front of the Mauritanian Parliament, during the Celebration of Nouakchott as Culture Capital in the Islamic World. The Exhibition features photos of Mauritanian figures across a variety of fields, in addition to information on the country’s institutions.

    They also visited the plaque placed in the same square bearing the poem, “Flower of Culture Capitals”, which Dr. AlMalik wrote and read out at the opening of the Celebration.

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