Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Muslim World League sign deal to combat Islamophobia

OIC chief Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, left, with MWL Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa at the MoU signing ceremony in Makkah. (Photo/Supplied)
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Updated 06 September 2020

Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Muslim World League sign deal to combat Islamophobia

  • The MoU aims to achieve common goals in a number of areas

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.

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The MoU envisages the establishment of a joint committee to develop different programs.

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.


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.