Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), stressed that the Organization continuously strives to safeguard and promote the heritage of Al-Quds, which abounds with treasure troves of monotheistic religions throughout different eras, and reflects people’s diverse cultures and plural backgrounds. He added that ICESCO stands steadfast in its refusal and rejection of all Judaization attempts and commits to supporting all projects and activities that serve and preserve the identity of Al-Quds, its Mosque, its Dome of Rock and its proud and resilient people.
The DG made this statement in an address he gave at the celebration of the Al-Quds Activity Day, held by the Bait Mal Al-Quds Agency, the executive body of Al-Quds Committee, which is chaired by His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco. The celebration was held at the Agency’s headquarters as part of the celebration of Rabat as Culture Capital in the Islamic World for 2022, with the participation of Dr. Mohamed Salem Echarkaoui, Director of the Agency; Mr. Jamal Al-Shobaki, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to the Kingdom of Morocco, and a delegation from the National Popular Congress of Al-Quds.
The DG stated that one of the strategic goals of the Programme of the Culture Capitals in the Islamic World is to highlight the richness and diversity of the capitals’ cultural heritage, as well as their cultural and art movements to promote understanding among nations and peoples. He noted that throughout history, Al-Quds has been at the forefront of cities known for its values of tolerances, diversity and long-standing history and its people who we should all support.
The DG commended the quality activities that the Agency organizes in contribution to highlighting the cultural and artistic heritage of the city of Rabat, notably the launch of the program to support the sector of culture and social activity in Al-Quds, titled “Ribat Al-Quds.”
Dr. AlMalik concluded his address by reading a poem in honor of Al-Quds, titled “Shawqu Al-Liqaa.”
The celebration of Al-Quds Activity Day featured the inauguration of a photography exhibition on Al-Quds titled, “Rabat in Al-Quds,” which was opened by the guests of honor of the celebration who visited its various exhibited collections.