Makkah Region Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen said the member states face great challenges in the cultural, scientific, educational and communication fields, noting that ISESCO � being the OIC's specialized cultural, educational and scientific arm � has contributed to advancing and developing these fields in accordance with Islamic values and ideals.
Al-Othaimeen made the remarks in his address to the third extraordinary session of the General Conference of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, held last Thursday at King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh, in the Western Province of Saudi Arabia.
He expressed gratitude and appreciation to the Government of Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for the generous care and continuous support they extend to the OIC General Secretariat in the host country.
The OIC chief also thanked Saudi Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, for the excellent hosting of the meeting, and commended the efforts of the outgoing ISESCO Director General, Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri.
He stressed that the OIC General Secretariat is looking forward to further coordination and consultation with ISESCO for the development of joint programs that would enable the establishment of genuine partnership with the member states to highlight the depth of Islamic culture.
Source: International Islamic News Agency