Deputy Chairman of Russian Parliament receives ISESCO Director General

St. Petersburg: 18/10/2017

Deputy Chairman of Russian Parliament receives ISESCO Director General

The Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Mr Ilyas Umakhanov, today morning in St Petersburg, received the Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, and together they discussed cooperation relations in cultural fields.

On this occasion, Mr Umakhanov expressed his thanks to ISESCO Director General for his effective participation in the 137th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in St. Petersburg. For his part, Dr Altwaijri expressed his satisfaction with his participation in this important meeting, and offered Mr Umakhanov ISESCO Medal, in recognition of his efforts to promote cultural relations between his country and the Islamic world.

During this audience, the two parties agreed to sign a cooperation agreement between ISESCO and the Russian Committee for Solidarity and Cooperation with the Peoples of Asia and Africa chaired by Mr Umakhanov.

It is worth noting that Dr Altwaijri was a guest of honor in this key international event to which he contributed a paper yesterday on, “The Role of Cultural Pluralism in Promoting Interregional and Interethnic Dialogue”.