ISLAMABAD: International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) have vowed to boost bilateral cooperation in the fields of academic, scientific research and training by inking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for dissemination and exchange of knowledge, says a Press release.
The IIUI’s MoU with ISESCO was signed here at Faisal Masjid campus in the presence of ISESCO Director General, Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, IIUI Rector, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh. Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri is also member of university’s highest forum, Board of Trustees (BoT) and visiting the varsity on the occasion of the 13th meeting of BoT.
The MoU encourages visits among member universities of Islamic world league and IIUI. It focuses on cooperation on scientific levels through mutual cooperation.
Both sides agreed for organizing conferences, symposia, forums, meetings, workshops, training courses and joint programs in areas of common interest such as scientific research, innovation, planning and evaluation. IIUI and ISESCO also vowed that through bilateral cooperation, Promotion of the values of Islam, moderation and dialogue will be disseminated.
Dr. Othman Al-twaijri called for joint efforts of cooperation among the Muslim universities and termed IIUI as an asset of Muslim world. He added that elements working against the university were actually the negative thinkers who wanted to tarnish the image of prestigious institution. He hailed the services of Dr. AL-Draiweesh for university and said that he had been a bridge between university and Islamic world. He assured his maximum support for introducing IIUI on all world forums and also felicitated the university on conducting a successful 13th BoT meeting. ISESCO DG stressed upon the universities to disseminate Islam’s message of peace and honesty. He also thanked IIUI for hospitality.
IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that IIUI is pursuing the goal of internationalization which was achieved in the shape of presence of members of the Board of Trustees in its 13thmeeting who were representing different Islamic countries. He said IIUI with 31 thousand on campus students of more than 40 nationalities has become a unique hub of learning which preaches peace and provides solutions to the problems of Muslim world in multi cultural milieu.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh said on the occasion that IIUI was heading towards the heights of progress and its future would be brighter than the past. He reiterated his resolve that IIUI would become the best learning place of Muslim world with best faculty, teaching facilities and international linkages.
He thanked all the BoT members for attending the Board of Trustees meeting and also appreciated the hard work of the IIUI management for the success of the meeting.
The MoU signing ceremony was also attended by BoT members Shaikh Hamood Bin Abdullah Al-Theeb, Dr. Sayyed Mohammad Al-Sayyed Abdul Razaq Al-Tabtabai, Dr. Othman Yousef Jasim Al-Hajji, Prof. Dr. Yousuf El-Sayyed Yousaf Amer (Al-Azhar), Prof. Mohammad Othman ELkhosht, Dr. Abbas Abdullah Soliman (Al-Azhar), IIUI Vice Presidents, Deans DGs and Directors.
In the ceremony, certificate of thanks in recognition of services of Dr. Othman to Mulsim word was also conferred by Islamic Research Institute (IRI)in presence of its Director General Dr. Zia ul Haq and IIUI leadership. Another certificate for cooperation with varsity and for service regarding improvements in the field of education across Muslim world was also conferred by IRI on Shaikh Hamood Bin Abdullah Al-Theeb.
Meanwhile, DG ISESCO and rest of the BoT members visited IRI press, Dr. Hamidullah Library, IRI picture gallery and centers at Faisal masjid campus. They also offered Jumma prayer at Faisal Masjid.