MAKKAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a mechanism to increase coordination and complement efforts in different areas particularly on ways to counter Islamophobia and extremism.
MWL Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa and OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen signed the agreement to boost cooperation in the fields of Islamic work, education, cultural and humanitarian projects.
The two sides also seek to raise issues concerning the Muslim world at international forums. The MoU also includes cooperation in the field of translation, publications, and research on contemporary Islamic issues.
The MWL and OIC agreed to work jointly to organize conferences, seminars, forums, and lectures on various challenges facing the Muslim world.
They vowed to promote the true values of Islam based on moderation, tolerance, and respect for other cultures.
The MoU envisages the establishment of a joint committee to develop different programs.
The organizations also agreed to organize meetings with thinkers and academics of other cultures to promote harmony and coexistence and to discuss ways to promote dialogue to resolve issues and remove misunderstandings.