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    ICESCO and Libya Explore Cooperation Developments in Cultural Field

    9 May 2024

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), met Ms. Mabrouka Toughi Othman, Libyan Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, to discuss cooperation between ICESCO and Libya in the cultural field and ways for its development, in light of the celebration of Benghazi as Culture Capital in Islamic World.

    During the meeting, held on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in Tripoli, on the sidelines of the closing session of the International Conference on Translation of Meanings of Holy Qu’ran, Dr. AlMalik stressed ICESCO’s keenness to ensure the success of the celebration of Benghazi as Culture Capital in Islamic World, in cooperation with all competent Libyan authorities, indicating that the Organization’s Programme for Culture Capitals in Islamic World aims at publicizing the ancient heritage and cultural capital of cities, and turning them into tourist destinations.

    ICESCO DG commended the great development in relations between the Organization and Libya during the past period, and the country’s keenness to significantly strengthen cooperation with ICESCO over the coming period.

    For her part, the Libyan Minister of Culture stressed the strong cooperation between all Libyan parties to ensure the success of the celebration of Benghazi, indicating that the Supreme Committee of the Celebration prepared a diverse program, in coordination with ICESCO, featuring many events and activities that highlight the cultural and civilizational history of the city.

    Moreover, the meeting touched on the latest developments in the ongoing cooperation programs and activities between the two parties, and the future project proposals. The two parties agreed to strengthen coordination to organize the celebration.

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