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    13 December 2019

    ISESCO-OIC: consultation and coordination promoted

    The Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, received Ambassador Tariq Bakhit, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian, Social and Cultural Affairs at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC); and Ambassador Samir Bakr Diab, Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and Al-Quds Affairs at the OIC, and together they explored ways of developing cooperation to enhance the effectiveness of joint action.

    During the meeting, held today at ISESCO headquarters in Rabat, the parties agreed to promote consultation and coordination in organizing conferences and symposia on issues of mutual interest and holding, alternately, coordination meeting in Rabat and Jeddah to this effect.

    The parties also agreed to implement comprehensive training programmes for capacity building in the preservation of Islamic heritage and inscription of its sites on ISESCO’s Islamic World Heritage List and UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

    Moreover, the parties agreed to support sociocultural institutions in Palestine in general and Al-Quds Al-Sharif in particular; maintain and protect landmarks in Al-Quds Al-Sharif against attempts of Judaization and obliteration; and organize symposia and workshops in the field of social development, namely for refugees and displaced people.

    The meeting was attended by Dr. Ahmed Said Bah, Director of External Relations and Cooperation at ISESCO.