The Director General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, briefed His Highness Sheikh Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, on the main themes of the new start of ICESCO launched at the 40th session of its Executive Council on 29-30 January 2020 which adopted all the plans and draft decisions proposed by the General Directorate.
This came at a reception of His Highness of ICESCO’s delegation taking part in the Council’s meetings and Ms. Noura bin Mohammed Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and her team which participated in the preparation for hosting the 40th session ICESCO Executive Council in Abu Dhabi.
Duruing that meeting, Dr. AlMalik gave an overview of ICESCO’s Development Waqf which was established to ensure sustainable funding for the Organization’s programmes and initiatives, including ICESCO International Consultative Council, Center for Strategic Foresight and Center for Heritage Preservation.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed appreciated these achievements and lauded the initiatives and ICESCO’s new start, wishing that they will achieve the ambitions of the Islamic world peoples and serve their issues, and promote the standing of the Organization as an active platform for joint Islamic action at regional and international levels.
Moreover, His Highness reaffirmed UAE’s commitment to supporting joint Islamic action and serving the Islamic world issues in the fields of education, science and culture, and advance these fields to open up larger prospects for the Organization’s presence at the regional and international levels.
ICESCO Director General thanked His Highness for the warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to the Executive Council members and to ICESCO’s team during the period of the Council’s meeting and appreciated the cooperation of the UAE with ICESCO to fully discharge its roles in education, science and culture for the benefit of Member States.