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Senegalese President Receives OIC Secretary General

The President of the Republic of Senegal Macky Sall received today the
Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr.
Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, on the sidelines of the 11th session of
the Standing Committee on Information and Cultural Affairs (COMIAC)
being held in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

During the meeting, they discussed the current situations in the
region and issues of common interest, means of supporting them as well
as the development of bilateral relations between the Republic of
Senegal and OIC.

Strategic Working Plan Aims at Strengthening Cultural Might in the Islamic world, OIC Secretary-General says

The 11th Session of the Permanent Committee on Information and Cultural
Affairs (COMIAC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
approved today in a meeting in Senegal's capital of Dakar the working
plan on Implementation of Cultural Strategy in the presence of the
Presedent of the Republic of Senegal Macky Sall, who is also President
of COMIAC, and the minsters concerned with culture and information
affairs in OIC Member state.

In a key speech at the opening session, President Sall expressed
appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin
Abdulaziz Al Saud for his leadership and initiatives through King
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Dialogue between
Religions and Cultures in Vienna, stressing that Islam calls for
moderation, respect for neighborliness and peaceful coexistence among
peoples.

For his part, the Secretary-General of the Jeddah-based OIC Dr.
Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, said the cultural strategic plan aims to
promote and highlight the values and cultural potentials in the Islamic
world, especially in alleviating and dispelling fear of Islam, pointing
out that the General Secretariat of the organization is working on a
mechanism to encourage anti-terrorism production of literature and
films.

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