The Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, met with H.E. Muhammadu Issoufou, President of Niger. The meeting occurred on the sidelines of the two-day 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that kicked off face-to-face yesterday in Niamey under the theme: “United Against Terrorism for Peace and Development.”
During the meeting, ICESCO DG congratulated the President of Niger on the successful hosting of the session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers and expressed his thanks to Niger for the warm reception and good organization.
President Issoufou praised the distinguished work ICESCO undertook in support of its Member States. The president appreciated the Organization’s programs and projects in Niger, in cooperation with the competent authorities, especially with regards to supporting efforts to counter COVID-19.
President Issoufou had received Dr. AlMalik at the presidential palace in Niamey during the DG’s official visit to Niger last January. During the visit, the two sides agreed to develop cooperation between ICESCO and Niger in the Organization’s fields of action.