The Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) met Today, August 19, in Rabat with Mr. Sylver Aboubacar Minko Mi Nseme, Ambassador of the Gabonese Republic to Morocco, and together they explored cooperation opportunities between the Organization and Gabon.
The meeting brought together the Embassy’s officials and ICESCO’s directors of sectors. Dr. AlMalik then presented the Organization’s major achievements over the previous year. The milestones were part of the new international outreach strategy targeting ICESCO’s Member States and Muslim communities around the globe.
The DG underscored the priority status of African Member States development in ICESCO’s new vision. The Projects’ implementation and African countries’ representation within the Organization are two examples that the DG cited. The Executive Council also adopted last January a recent organizational structure that ensures diversity in the teams and programs.
He also added that the Organization follows an open-door policy that invites all countries around the world to actively participate as Observer States. The new status allows expertise exchange and knowledge transfer in education, science, and culture.
Dr. AlMalik cited ICESCO’s major initiatives, programs, and projects to support the most vulnerable countries in ensuring the continuity of schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also mentioned the humanitarian assistance and protective materials against the outbreak to several African countries. The technical and financial aid comprised setting up sanitizer production units and training the local workforce in delivering the best value for money for the products.
The Gabonese Ambassador expressed his satisfaction with the visit and congratulated the DG on ICESCO’s recent progress, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.
He also stated that his country is keen on building a strong partnership with the Organization, starting with effective communication and frequent consultation on ICESCO’s programs in Gabon.