(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency)
Jeddah, Jumada II 23, 1439, Mar 11, 2018, SPA -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University signed a memorandum of cooperation in the academic, training and research fields of common interest.
The signing ceremony took place on 11 March 2018 in the University's headquarters in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The OIC Secretary General, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, and Dr. Suleiman Abdullah Aba Al-Kheel, member of the Council of Senior Scholars, signed the memorandum of cooperation.
The main items of the agreement include joint efforts of the two parties to support Sawt Al-Hikmah 'Voice of Wisdom' Center in the General Secretariat as one of the OIC channels to combat deviant thought, extremism and Islamophobia. The two sides will organize exhibitions, seminars and specialized intellectual conferences in Islamic countries and the West to convey the true message of Islam based on solidarity, tolerance, openness, rejection of extremism, extremism, and violence and terrorism. They will also highlight the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as one of the most prominent OIC Member States in this field.
The two sides also agreed to coordinate on grants for the students of the OIC Member States, implementation of joint projects in the fields of Islamic and economic studies and research, and promoting the status of Arabic language as one of the OIC three official languages ??and empowering its learners based on the experience of the University in this area.
It is noteworthy that this agreement comes within the framework of cooperation and partnership programs aimed at following up the implementation of the resolutions and recommendations of the Islamic Summit, the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and sectoral ministerial meetings and in fulfillment of the objectives of the Ten-year Program of Action OIC-2025. The OIC General Secretariat is in the process of evaluating educational exchange programs to assist Member States in promoting knowledge and strengthening the bonds of communication and solidarity.
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