ALECSO commends King Mohammed VI’s efforts in defending Al-Quds
The 26th General Conference of the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), held in Tunis on Saturday, commended the efforts made by King Mohammed VI, chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, in favor of the defense of the holy city and the preservation of its identity.
The General Conference, the highest decision-making body of ALECSO, which comprises 22 member countries, met in regular session and passed a resolution emphasizing the sovereign’s continued support for the resistance of the Palestinian people.
The General Conference also highlighted the fieldwork being carried out by the Bayt Mal Al-Quds Acharif Agency, the executive arm of the Al-Quds Committee, under the personal and effective supervision of the King of Morocco.
On that occasion, Mr. Ali Abou Zouhri, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Chairman of the Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, surveyed the efforts that the Sovereign continues to make, particularly with regard to the defense of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and his support for the Maqdessis and the institutions of the Holy City, the First Qibla and the Third Holy Place of Islam.
In this context, he called on the Arab countries to follow the example of the kingdoms of Morocco and Jordan and the Arab Gulf States and to support Al-Quds from the outset.
For his part, head of the Moroccan delegation to the conference, Secretary-General of the Ministry of National Education, Youssef Belqasmi, stressed that the Kingdom spares no effort to uphold the Palestinian cause and the Protection of the Holy Places of Islam in Palestine.
Mr. Belqasmi also highlighted the comprehensive efforts of Bayt Mal Al-Quds agency, recalling the projects carried out for the benefit of the city’s inhabitants and in support for their resistance.
Among these initiatives, the official cited the granting of scholarships and incentive awards to Maqdessi students, the launch of environmental and youth education clubs, as well as the promotion of awareness campaigns about the importance of preserving the environment and ecological balance in Al-Quds.
According to Mr. Belqasmi, the first phase of the Al-Quds Contingency Reconstruction Program was launched in 2021, while the development of a social and humanitarian action plan is being implemented in 2022. This includes the creation of a center for research and scientific studies, and a club for the city’s children to promote their activities and openness to new technologies.
This year, Bayt Mal Al-Quds Al-Sharif agency launched the Al-Quds Al-Sharif award for journalistic excellence in developing media, he said.
This award reflects the desire of the agency and its partners to promote young people’s awareness of the Palestinian cause and their interest in the humanitarian and social development issues of the Palestinian city.