JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa highlighted the remarkable development and achievements of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, as he led his country’s delegation at the organization’s 13th General Conference in Morocco on Oct. 11 and 12.
He added that its performance and successes have strengthened its position and helped to support joint Islamic action, and that it will continue to develop and posper with the support of member states.
“ISESCO’s initiatives and projects, in its current and future plans, are one of the cornerstones of creating a bright and prosperous future for the Islamic world,” Al-Issa said, affirming the importance of the ongoing efforts to support the Palestinian people against Israeli aggression. He also stressed Saudi Arabia’s firm stance on the Palestinian issue and its importance to the Muslim world.
“King Salman clarified, during the Arab Summit held recently in Saudi Arabia, that the Palestinian cause is our first issue and will remain so until the Palestinian people have all their legitimate rights,” he said, highlighting the Kingdom’s $50 million donation to the Islamic Waqf Support Program in Al-Quds, and a $150 million donation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
He emphasized the right of Palestinian children and youths to education, which he said is a humane and legitimate right, noting that skills are increasingly becoming the basis for the labor market.
Al-Issa recommended that ISESCO, in collaboration with international organizations, holds an international forum focusing on the education status in Islamic countries in light of modern technological changes.
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