Today His Excellency Dr. Bakri bin Maatouq Assas, President of Umm Al-Qura University, received at his Abdeyyah-based office Dr. Zuhair bin Hussein Ghoneim, Secretary-General of the International Union of Muslim Scouts (IUMS). The meeting was attended by Dr. Abdulaziz bin Rashad Seroji, UQU Vice President for Educational Affairs, and Dr. Amr bin Taha Al-Saggaf, UQU Dean of Student Affairs.
Dr. Assas welcomed the IUMS Secretary-General and members. Then, both sides talked about IUMS, and the goals and tasks entrusted to it. They further discussed the role of IUMS in preparing young people at universities for volunteer and awareness activities through the visits it organizes, in cooperation with Saudi universities for their distinguished and outstanding students, to numerous countries around the world. These visits aim at extending the horizons of students and introducing them to many civilizations and cultures through the programs and workshops that IUMS works on during such visits.
Dr. Assas praised the efforts exerted by IUMS Secretary-General and members in preparing the youth of this homeland in order to upgrade their intellectual capacities; nurture righteous values in them; stimulate them to take responsibility; and enhance the spirit of brotherhood and affection among them, through the programs implemented by IUMS. He also expressed his wishes to everyone for more success in fulfilling their national and community mission.
For his part, Dr. Ghoneim, IUMS Secretary-General, warmly thanked Dr. Assas and expressed his deep appreciation to him for the attention and encouragement he gives to the IUMS programs for the youth of this motherland in general and the students of UQU, especially those affiliated with the rover scout teams in particular. He, meanwhile, stressed that IUMS is keen on selecting and implementing its programs with care, for a wider spread of benefit among the students participating in those programs.