Posted on November 28, 2015

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization "ISESCO" has honored the State of Qatar of its remarkable efforts and outstanding contributions to the development of educational, scientific and cultural movement as well as its support for the activities of the organization and the efforts and cooperation carried out by the Qatari National Committee for Education, Culture and Science. Qatar has been honored during the first plenary meeting of the second session of the General Conference of ISESCO, which is scheduled to conclude today in the city of Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

The session witnessed the honoring of HE Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Wahid Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, the Secretary General of the Supreme Education Council, and President of the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science by the Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Dr. Abdulaziz Altwaijri, by presented him with the "ISESCO" Golden Decoration of first degree.

Qatar is participating in the Conference with a delegation headed by HE the Minister of Education and membership of a number of officials from the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, the Supreme Education Council (SEC), the University of Qatar, and Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science. It is noteworthy that the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev had attended the opening session yesterday and delivered a speech.

The conference discussed among other issues, specific activities and programs organized for the period from 2010 - 2015, the financial report and the report of the contributions of States and a report evaluating the work of the Organization, as well as the Tripartite Action Plan for the period from 2016 to 2018. During the first plenary session saw the reelection of Dr. Abdulaziz Altwaijri as Director General of the organization for another new two terms.

HE the Minister Dr. Al Hammadi had delivered Qatar's speech in which he stressed the international commitment through contributions to the political, educational and cultural initiatives, and support the "ISESCO" efforts in spreading the Arabic language and Islamic culture in Islamic non-Arabic-speaking countries, as well as humanitarian and development assistance, which Qatar is continuously keen to provide.