OIC signs MoU with Al-Imam Mohamed Bin Saud University to promote scholarships, combat Islamophobia

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The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, and H.E. the President of Al-Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Dr. Ahmad Bin Salem Al-Amiri, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperation and share experiences between the two parties in areas of common interest.

The MoU which was signed on Thursday September 10, 2020, in Riyadh, is aimed at providing for coordination on the scholarships offered by the University to students from OIC Member States.

According to the agreement, the initiative will build students’ capacities and disseminate the true and moderate message of Islam built on solidarity, tolerance and openness and shunning extremism, radicalism, violence and terrorism.

Pursuant to the MoU, the University shall cooperate with Voice of Wisdom Center (Sawt al-Hikma) of the General Secretariat as one of the OIC’s channels, to combat deviant thought, extremism and Islamophobia, with a view to refuting terrorism effectively through thought and with facts and figures.

The two parties also endeavor to implement joint projects in the field of Islamic and economic studies and research, in addition to other technical and academic aspects.

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