International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta have agreed to further enhance bilateral cooperation in micro financing and create opportunities for exchange of delegations of teachers and students.
A high level delegation on Thursday visited IIUI and met the university officials. The delegation was headed by Dr Asep Saefuddin Jahar micro finance specialist from Syrif University. He was also accompanied by Dr Ekawati, Dr Yaniah Wardani and Counselor from Indonesia Denty Tri Basuki.
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The meeting was attended by IIUI Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai, IIUI President Dr Ahmed Yousif, Vice President Al Draiweesh, Director Administration Dr Muhammad Munir, Khalid Mehmood Raja and other relevant officials in the university.
Dr Jahar on the occasion stated that the delegation specially visited the university to manage social capital and Islamic micro finance in developing Muslim countries. He elaborated about the expertise his university had in the sharia, law and Islamic studies department. Furthermore, he hoped that interaction between faculties in the recent visit will open new avenues to further strengthen an already signed MoU between both universities.
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“Meaningful bilateral cooperation between prominent seats of learning is vital for the success of the Muslim world,” said Dr Jahar. He urged that the MoUs must be implemented as they will prove worthwhile if practical steps are taken. He added that courses such as Islamic Economics at IIUI must be provided increased opportunities to produces more Islamic micro finance researchers and experts.
IIUI President welcomed the delegation and introduced the university and apprised about its future plans, expertise and achievements. He said that IIUI found Syarif University keen for cooperation and IIUI will bring more innovations and constructive projects for joint efforts. He also reiterated his resolve that IIUI will keep its door open to serve the Muslim world through an idea.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 30th, 2018.
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