ICEM Commends Morocco’s Efforts to Implement project of Islamic Environment Academy
Rabat 26/10/2017 (MAP) – The 7th Islamic Conference of environment ministers (ICEM), held Wednesday in Rabat, commended Morocco’s efforts to implement the project of the Islamic Academy for the Environment and Sustainable Development.
ICEM has adopted, at the closing session, a report on the progress made on the creation of the Islamic Academy for the Environment and Sustainable Development and thanked Morocco for its unceasing efforts aimed at implementing this great academic and development project.
“In order to strengthen inter-Islamic partnerships, in my message to your Third Conference, held in Rabat in October 2008, I suggested the creation of an Islamic Academy for the Environment and Sustainable Development,” HM King Mohammed VI said in a message sent to the participants in this conference, which was read out by HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, thanking the ISESCO for the commendable measures taken and the tremendous efforts made to see to it that the decisions relating to the establishment of the said Academy are implemented.
“Given our commitment to set up this institution, we suggested that the Kingdom of Morocco host the Academy and its bodies and, to this effect, we have allocated a plot of land in the Kingdom’s capital, Rabat, which meets all the requirements for the success of this project,” the Sovereign added.
Speaking at the end of this conference, ISESCO Director General Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri thanked Morocco for its continued support to the organization to enable it to carry out its missions, and welcomed the creation of the Islamic Academy for the Environment and Sustainable Development.
The inaugural session of this conference, held under the theme “Towards an effective Islamic cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals”, was marked by the message sent by HM the King to the participants.
The opening session was also marked by awarding HM the King the conference’s Golden Shield, which was handed to HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa.
Organized under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, this conference brought together Islamic Environment ministers as well as representatives of regional and international organizations.