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    ICESCO and Senegal Stress the Importance of Enhancing Cooperation in Education, Science and Culture

    5 May 2024

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), met with H.E. Bassirou Diomaye Faye, President of the Republic of Senegal, to explore prospects to enhance cooperation between ICESCO and Senegal in education, science and culture.

    The two parties met on the sidelines of the 15th Islamic Summit Conference in Banjul, capital of the Republic of The Gambia.

    At the outset of the meeting, held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, Dr. AlMalik congratulated H.E. President Faye on his election as President of the Republic of Senegal and wished him every success in serving his country and realizing his people’s aspirations.
    During the meeting, which was attended by a number of ministers and staff of the President, ICESCO DG reviewed the main lines of the Organization’s vision and strategic orientations and its practical initiatives in its areas of competence, which have a particular focus on supporting Member States in modernizing their educational systems, developing scientific research, preserving and valuing heritage, building the capacities of youth and women and training them on leadership for peace and security as well as equipping them with the skills needed for tomorrow’s professions.

    Furthermore, Dr. AlMalik reviewed the notable programs and projects between ICESCO and Senegal, implemented in coordination with the Senegalese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, stressing the Organization’s commitment to communicating with its Member States to identify their priorities and needs and design tailored programs for each of them.

    For his part, the Senegalese President lauded ICESCO’s roles and efforts in supporting its Member States in its areas of competence, stressing his keenness to maintain Senegal’s partnership with the Organization.

    The meeting was attended by Dr. Ahmed Said Ould Bah Abah and Dr. Alioune Sall, Advisors to the Organization’s General Directorate.

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