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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

OIC, Imam University sign cooperation agreement

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Jeddah The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University signed on Sunday a memorandum of cooperation in the academic, training and research fields of common interest.

The agreement was signed by OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen and Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail, member of the Council of Senior Scholars, at the University’s headquarters in Riyadh.

The main items of the agreement include joint efforts of the two parties to support Sawt Al-Hikmah (Voice of Wisdom) Center of the OIC General Secretariat as one of the Organization’s 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, violence and terrorism. They will also highlight the efforts of Saudi Arabia as one of the most prominent OIC member states in this field.

Both parties also agreed to coordinate on the scholarships for the students from 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.

This agreement comes within the framework of the cooperation and partnership programs aimed at following up the implementation of the resolutions and recommendations of the Islamic Summit, the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) and Sectoral Ministerial Meetings. It also comes in implementation of the objectives of the OIC Ten Year Program of Action (OIC 2025), where the General Secretariat is evaluating the educational exchange programs to assist member states in advancing knowledge and promoting the bonds of Islamic communication and solidarity.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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