The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the King Abdulaziz Public Library in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia held a meeting to discuss prospects for cooperation between ISESCO and the library in the areas of translation, publishing, digitization, producing documentaries and electronic publications, holding intellectual and cultural activities, and establishing scientific chairs.
The meeting, which took place on August 11, 2021 via video communication technology, was chaired by Dr. Salem Al-Malik, Director General of ISESCO, and Dr. Abdel Karim Al-Zayd, Deputy General Supervisor of the Library, with the participation of a number of ISESCO sector managers, Dr. Bandar Al-Mubarak, Director General of the Library, and Dr. Saeed Al-Saeed , Chairman of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Translation, and Dr. Ibrahim Al-Balawi, member of the Scientific Committee of the King Abdullah International Prize for Translation.
In his speech during the meeting, Dr. Al-Malik highly praised the efforts and great roles of the Ministry of Culture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to preserve the cultural identity, and to consolidate the values of dialogue and diversity, through many ambitious programs and projects whose radiance is not limited to within the Kingdom, but extends to other countries. Sister and friendly countries, through the Ministry’s cooperation and distinguished partnerships with international organizations concerned with cultural work and preservation of tangible and intangible heritage.
The Director General of ISESCO stressed that the King Abdulaziz Public Library is a pioneering and distinguished cultural, scientific and intellectual institution that provides high-level quality services inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, stressing that ISESCO will be keen to build and strengthen a successful partnership with the library and other leading libraries in member states.
For his part, Dr. Abdul Karim Al-Zaid indicated that the King Abdulaziz Library is looking forward to fruitful cooperation with ISESCO in common areas, and building a partnership with the organization is an important step that will enable the launch and implementation of major programs and projects in the intellectual and cultural field.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the two sides agreed to sign a cooperation agreement based on integrated work programs, in coordination with the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.