Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), met with Eng. Waleed bin Abdulkarim Al-Khuraiji, Deputy Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, to explore cooperation prospects between the Kingdom and ICESCO in the fields of education, science, and culture, in addition to several topics of mutual interest.
During the meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh, Dr. AlMalik discussed the major programmes and activities that ICESCO will implement over the next period, as part of the Organization’s proclamation of 2021 as the Year of Women. The DG also discussed the work ICESCO carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic to support the efforts of its Member States to mitigate the impact of the crisis, presenting the Deputy Foreign Minister with a copy of ICESCO’s achievement report over the period between May 2019 and September 2020.
The DG also noted that ICESCO’s new vision adopts an open-door policy with regional and international organizations and bodies and endorses building cooperation with them for the benefit of ICESCO Member States and Muslim communities across the globe.
Eng. Al-Khuraiji commended the work of ICESCO and its leading roles in the fields of education, science, and culture, reaffirming the importance of cooperation with international and specialized organizations, especially the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).