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Dr. Salim M. Al Malik

Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO)

"Setting a new definition for holistic policies in such a way as to enhance the real role of culture and heritage in sustainable development and resource development. These policies are  based on promoting sites, landmarks, museums, sustainable cultural tourism, book industry, visual industries, audiovisual institutions, arts, crafts, traditional industries, design arts, cultural and creative industries, digital economy, and solidarity and social economy. And supporting national programs of young investors, entrepreneurs and innovators, highlighting the role of the cultural institution in human, civilizational and economic development, linking the cultural institution with all cultural and heritage mediation institutions, and promoting leadership in the field of literary and artistic creativity and heritage at the local, national, regional and international levels."