Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), and Dr. Marwan Awartani, Minister of Education of the State of Palestine, held a meeting to explore prospects of cooperation in various fields, especially education.
During their meeting, held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, on the sidelines of their participation in the Transforming Education Pre-Summit, which kicked off today at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, the two officials reviewed the major programs and projects implemented in cooperation between ICESCO and the competent parties in the State of Palestine.
The meeting also addressed the cooperation proposals for the upcoming period and agreed on designing programs and activities that are in line with the Palestinian priorities and contribute to promoting the educational process, all in conformity with ICESCO’s new vision and strategic orientations.
For his part, the Palestinian Minister reiterated his thanks to ICESCO, represented by its Director-General, for its sustained support in promoting the Palestinian school system, especially with regard to mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The meeting was attended by Ambassador Mr. Mounir Anastas, Permanent Delegate of Palestine to UNESCO, and Dr. Dawas Dawas, Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, and Chairman of ICESCO’s Executive Council. The ICESCO delegation consisted of Dr. Omar Halli, Advisor to the Director-General for the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), and Ms. Somia Djakta, Director of ICESCO Office and Permanent Delegation to UNESCO.