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    ICESCO Director-General receives the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Rabat

    7 February 2024

    Dr. Salim M. Almalik, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), received Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Saleh, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Kingdom of Morocco, to discuss ways to enhance the distinguished relations between ICESCO and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the fields of education, science, and culture.

    The meeting, which took place today, 7 February 2024, at the Organization’s headquarters in Rabat, was attended by Dr. Abdelilah Benarfa, ICESCO Deputy Director-General, along with several sector heads and directors of departments within the Organization. Dr. AlMalik expressed his contentment with the partnership between ICESCO and Saudi Arabia, underscored by the recent hosting of the 44th session of the Organization’s Executive Council in Jeddah by the Kingdom, alongside its gracious invitation to host the 15th session of the ICESCO General Conference in 2025.

    Furthermore, Dr. AlMalik reviewed the Organization’s vision and highlighted its most important programs and projects aimed at empowering youth and women and nurturing their skills to meet the professions of the future, enhancing their capabilities in strategic foresight, and promoting the values of coexistence, peace, and civilizational dialogue.

    Dr. AlMalik commended the mutual cooperation agreements between the Organization and the Saudi Kingdom, highlighting notable initiatives such as the Executive Program for Hajj Routes to Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Historical Mosques Project, as well as the Culture Index in the Islamic World Project. He further expressed appreciation for the Kingdom’s unwavering support for the Organization’s programs and projects.

    On his part, the Saudi Ambassador in Rabat commended ICESCO’s development and modernization observed over the past four years, positioning it as a symbol of international cultural prominence. Moreover, he expressed gratitude for ICESCO’s hosting of a group of youth from the Mohammed bin Salman Foundation “Misk” for training across its diverse sectors, who voiced their appreciation for the expertise provided by the Organization’s experts from different nationalities.

    Following the meeting, Dr. AlMalik took Dr. Al-Saleh on a tour of the International Exhibition and Museum of the Prophet’s Seerah and Islamic Civilization, currently housed at the ICESCO headquarters in partnership with the Muslim World League (MWL) and the Mohammedia League of Scholars. They were received by Sheikh Dr. Nasser bin Misfer Al-Qurashi Al-Zahrani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Exhibitions and Museums of the Prophet’s Biography and Islamic Civilization.

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