Jakarta (ANTARA) - The 44th session of the executive council of the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) kicked off in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on Tuesday, with the participation of 54 member states.

According to a press release issued by the organization here the same day, the session will run until January 18, 2024.

The Saudi National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science (NCECS), as the representative of the KSA at the session, said that the hosting of the session is part of the Kingdom’s commitment to advancing educational, cultural, and scientific development, both regionally and globally.

During the session, the executive council is scheduled to discuss future strategies and action plans against the backdrop of the milestone achievements that have already been made. The organization's budget will be also covered during the discussion.

The council's final recommendations will be handed down and included in a report that will be endorsed at the ISESCO's biannual general conference, which is the organization's policy governing body.

Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, said that the event will cement the Kingdom's efforts to create spheres of cultural communication and exchange as well as scientific and social development.

"These sectors are considered to be cornerstones for developed human societies," he added.

By hosting the session, the Kingdom, as a prominent member of ISESCO, is seeking to pursue all avenues to support the organization's goals in the best interests of the Muslim world.

Operating under the aegis of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), ISESCO is an intergovernmental organization that specializes in the development of education, science, and culture.

Established in 1982 with its headquarters in Rabat, Morocco, ISESCO acts in line with the OIC’s general strategy with the aim of achieving sustainable development in these sectors across all Muslim states.

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