Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), underscored that the Organization’s new vision, embodied in its renewed strategic documents, accords great attention to the National Commissions for Education, Science and Culture as a special strategic partner. The DG stated that National Commissions shoulder the great responsibilities of outlining ICESCO’s future orientations and identifying its programs and activities to meet Member States’ priorities.
Dr. AlMalik made the statement during the inauguration of the new headquarters of the General Secretariat of the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture of Morocco in Rabat, on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The inauguration saw the participation of Dr. Saaïd Amzazi, Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, President of the Moroccan National Commission; Mr. Jamal Eddine El-Aloua, Secretary-General of the Commission; Mr. Abdeljalil Lahjomri, Permanent Secretary of the Academy of Morocco; Mr. Alexander Scheschlik, Acting Director of the UNESCO Maghreb; Mr. Abdelfattah Lahjomri, Representative of ALECSO, in addition to a host of the National Commission’s officials and members.
Dr. AlMalik expressed his delight that ICESCO is part of such an event, noting that the Organization takes great pride in having its permanent headquarters in Rabat. He added that ICESCO greatly treasures the honor of the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI. The Monarch granted his patronage to ICESCO’s initiative to proclaim 2021 as the Year of Women, as well as to the International Conference on the Civilizational Values in the Prophet’s Seerah, held in partnership with the Mohammedan League of Scholars in Morocco and the Muslim World League.
The DG stated that the Moroccan National Commission for Education, Science and Culture is one of the major institutions that reflect the gains and success Morocco scores in the sectors of education, science, technology, culture, and communication, noting that cooperation between ICESCO and the Commission took a major leap in 2020 and 2021 despite the impact of the pandemic.
At the close of his address, the DG reiterated the Organization’s commitment towards the Seat country to provide through cooperation and coordination with the National Commission to provide more venues for Moroccan institutions and specialists to share expertise and leading initiatives in the fields of education, science and culture with the rest of the world.