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Emphasizing the importance of developing the partnership between ISESCO and Senegal in education, science and culture

Banjul (UNA) - Dr. Salem bin Mohammed Al-Malik, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), met with His Excellency President Basserou Diomaye Faye, President of the Republic of Senegal, on the sidelines of the fifteenth session of the Islamic Summit Conference in the Gambian capital, Banjul, where ways to develop Partnership between ISESCO and Senegal in the fields of education, science and culture.

At the beginning of the meeting, which took place on Saturday (May 4, 2024), Dr. Al-Malik congratulated President Faye on the occasion of his election as President of the Republic of Senegal, wishing him success in this prestigious position to serve his country and fulfill the hopes of his people.

During the meeting, which was attended by a number of ministers and aides to the Senegalese President, the Director-General of ISESCO reviewed the most important aspects of the organization’s vision and strategic directions, and the most important practical initiatives it is implementing in its areas of competence. It focuses in particular on supporting the efforts of member states in modernizing their educational systems and developing scientific research. Preserving and valuing heritage, building the capacities of youth and women, training them in leadership for peace and security, and providing them with the skills necessary for the professions of tomorrow.

He referred to the most important cooperation programs and projects between ISESCO and Senegal, in coordination with the Senegalese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, explaining that the organization adopts communication with its member states to learn about their priorities and needs, to design programs that keep pace with the priorities of each country and contribute to meeting their needs.

For his part, the Senegalese President appreciated ISESCO’s roles and efforts to support its member states in their areas of competence, stressing his keenness to continue the partnership between Senegal and the organization.

The meeting was attended by ISESCO's Dr. Ahmed Said Ould Abbah and Dr. Alioune Sall, advisors to the organization's general administration.

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