Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), explored with Dr. Nabil Ahmed, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Djibouti, and Mr. Moustapha Mohamed Mahamoud, Minister of National Education and Professional Training, ways to develop cooperation between ISESCO and the Republic of Djibouti.
This meeting, held today, is part of the visit Dr. AlMalik is paying to Djibouti to participate in the 3rd Forum on Balanced and Inclusive Education, to be held by the Education Relief Foundation (ERF), on 27-29 January 2020, as part of ISESCO new vision, which adopts openness and seeks more partnership with ISESCO Member States.
The two parties explored the areas of cooperation between ISESCO and the two Ministries, who expressed their desire for more communication between the two parties in the coming period; and reviewed the major programmes and activities which Djibouti currently needs and would like ISESCO to contribute to their implementation.
Talks also covered the importance of establishing a centre of Arabic language in Djibouti, and organizing some forums and conferences likely to boost education and training in Djibouti.
Besides, the meeting raised the issue of Djibouti’s arrears of contributions to ISESCO’s budget, stressing that such contributions would be translated into programmes and activities likely to benefit Djibouti citizens.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Mohamed Musa Yapa, Technical Advisor to the Minister of Education, Secretary General of the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture of Djibouti; and Ms. Yasmina Saghrouni, Expert at the Directorate of External Relations and Cooperation of ISESCO.