The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the Ministry of Youth of the State of Libya held a meeting to explore ways of enhancing cooperation between the two sides in building youth capacities and training them on leadership for peace and security, during the visit of Dr. Fathallah Al-Zani, Libyan Minister of Youth to ICESCO headquarters in Rabat. Dr. Al-Zani was received by several leaders of the Organization on behalf of Dr. Salim Al-Malik, ICESCO Director-General (DG), who is on a working mission outside the seat country.
During the meeting, which took place on Wednesday (June 29, 2022) in the presence of Dr. Said Mhamed Al-Dabib, Libya’s permanent delegate to ICESCO, Dr. Al-Zani reviewed the action strategy of the Libyan Ministry of Youth, noting that youth represent 63% of the Libyan population, which entails a huge responsibility for the Ministry.
The Libyan minister expressed the Ministry’s desire to enhance cooperation and build a partnership with ICESCO on capacity building and training on leadership for peace by signing an agreement to implement a number of joint programs and projects for the benefit of Libyan youth.
On their part, ICESCO leaders welcomed the cooperation with the Libyan Ministry of Youth and stressed that the Organization attaches great importance to building the capacities of youth in the Member States to play their role in achieving sustainable development in their countries.
At the close of the meeting, the two sides agreed to hold meetings between ICESCO and the Libyan Ministry of Youth at the level of experts to agree on cooperation programs and develop an action plan for their implementation.
On the ICESCO side, the meeting was attended by Mrs. Amira El-Fadil, Head of Partnerships and International Cooperation Sector, Dr. Ahmed Said Bah, Advisor to the DG for Partnerships and International Cooperation, supervisor of the Secretariat of National Commissions and Conferences, and Mr. Mohammed Hedi Shili, Director of Legal Affairs and International Standards Department.