Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and Dr. Isatou Touray, Vice-President of the Republic of The Gambia, explored avenues of cooperation between the Organization and the Republic in ICESCO’s areas of competence.
During the meeting, which took place in the capital of Senegal, Dakar, Dr. AlMalik emphasized that, in light of its new vision and action strategy, ICESCO ensures constant and extensive communication with its Member States to identify their needs and priorities in relation to the Organization’s fields of competence, and devise programmes and activities accordingly in cooperation with the competent authorities in each country.
ICESCO DG reviewed the major programmes that the Organization is currently implementing, noting the special importance that ICESCO attaches to building youth and women capacities, anchoring the values of coexistence, peace and civilizational dialogue, promoting investment in space sciences and harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence for educational, scientific and cultural development.
For her part, Dr. Touray commended ICESCO’s roles and efforts in assisting its Member States, stressing The Gambia’s keenness to build fruitful cooperation with the Organization in its areas of competence.
At the close of the meeting, ICESCO DG invited The Gambia’s Vice-President to the closing ceremony of ICESCO’s Year of Women 2021 to be held at the Organization’s headquarters in Rabat.
Ms. Ramata Almamy Mbaye, Head of ICESCO’s Human and Social Sciences Sector, attended the meeting.