Organization of Islamic Cooperation declares Dhaka the ‘OIC Youth Capital 2020’

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation members take part in an online ceremony on Monday to declare Dhaka the ‘OIC Youth Capital 2020.’ (SPA)
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Updated 28 July 2020

Organization of Islamic Cooperation declares Dhaka the ‘OIC Youth Capital 2020’

  • The OIC chief called for comprehensive solutions to the challenges facing the youth, combining elements from all pillars of the OIC Youth Strategy with the objective of responding to the COVID-19 crisis and defining a better tomorrow for the youth

The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, on Monday attended a virtual ceremony declaring Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka the “OIC Youth Capital 2020.”
Al-Othaimeen praised the efforts of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s efforts and continued support to the OIC, its institutions, and the activities that the organization carries out for the sake of the Muslim Ummah and especially for the youth.
He urged the youth in the Muslim world to drive change through greater involvement and interest in the fields of science, technology, and innovation and reject intolerance, terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations.
The secretary-general said that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic would have a long-lasting social, cultural, economic, political and multidimensional impact on all societies.
He said the youth are affected the most by the pandemic as it hindered many of them from continuing their regular studies and employment. He said the situation calls for taking immediate measures to support the youth.
The OIC chief also called for comprehensive solutions to the challenges facing the youth, combining elements from all pillars of the OIC Youth Strategy with the objective of responding to the COVID-19 crisis and defining a better tomorrow for the youth.
He reiterated the readiness of the OIC General Secretariat to cooperate with member states as well as with OIC institutions in all matters that would contribute to the promotion of youth-related issues.
 

 


Red Sea cruise ships to set sail from Saudi Arabia on Aug.27

Updated 12 August 2020

Red Sea cruise ships to set sail from Saudi Arabia on Aug.27

  • Cruise ships are equipped with large theaters which will put on productions for entertainment
  • They also have gyms, swimming pools and a video games area

RIYADH: Cruise ships will set sail from the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia for the first time on Aug. 27, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.
The ships are part of the Saudi Tourism Authority’s (STA) efforts to highlight the Red Sea’s tourist treasures.
The cruise ships will have a number of private restaurants on board and some rooms will have a balcony that overlooks the Red Sea whilst others will have a view of it.
Cruise ships are equipped with large theaters which will put on productions for entertainment and small markets where souvenirs can be bought. They also have gyms, swimming pools and a video games area.