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Cultural Relationship and International Cooperation

Alliance of research centers
An "Alliance of Research Centres" has been announced during an official visit by the Vice-Chairman of Board of Trustees and executive Director I ICC, Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa to Morocco. Several MoUs has been signed and Arab officials was met. The alliance includes:

  • Isa Cultural Centre
  • King Faisal Center for Islamic Research and Studies in Saudi Arabia
  • The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt
  • The Rabita Mohammedia des Oulémas in Morocco

The alliance is aiming to refine and enrich the intellectual and knowledge base of the Islamic culture and reality, to promote and empower the true concept of a tolerant society, in order to face the wave of ideological extremism that has distorted the core of the Arab and Islamic tolerated values.

The alliance of Aasifat Al-Fikr ( Brainstorm Alliance)
The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research in 2015 announced an initiative to form a coalition of Arab research centres under the name of the "Brainstorm Alliance”, consisting of Arab research centres, mainly from the countries participating in the "Storm of Al-Hazm" military alliance, Including Dr. Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa representing ICC.
The alliance works to support the decision makers in these countries and illuminating the people, in away to serve the Arab region stability and national security, through conducting joint studies and analyzing the regional situation. It also formed to diagnose various challenges, developing visions and optimal options. Plus, issuing periodical reports, and holding it’s biannual Symposiums, individual and joint seminars, workshops and training courses.

In March 2016, ICC hosted the second edition of the biannual symposium entitled "Brainstorm Alliance: The Islamic Alliance against Terrorism: Prospects and Future". 

General Secretariat of the "Brainstorm Alliance”
ICC participated in the third edition of the symposium held in the Moroccan capital , Rabat, in September 2016, distinguished with the unanimous decision on ICC proposal to establish a general secretariat of the alliance, headquartered in Bahrain, to organize the work of the members, coordinate the holding of its biannual symposium periodically and enrich its output.
 The decision was followed by forming a Board of Trustees of the serrate, consists of the following members:

  • Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi - Director General of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (UAE) – elected Chairman 
  • Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa – Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees, Executive Director of ICC (Bahrain)
  • Mohamed Tawfik Mellin - Director General of Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (Morocco)
  • Dr. Mohammed Abu Hammour - Secretary General of Arab Thought Forum (Jordan)
  • Dhyiaa Rashwan - Director of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (Egypt)
  • Dr. Riyad Yassin - Ambassador of Yemen to France, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (Yemen)
  • Dr. Ayyed Al-Manna - Columnist (Kuwait)
  • Dr. Abdelhak El-Azouzi - Professor of International Relations (Morocco).
  • Fawaz Sulaiman - International Relations Advisor at ICC (Bahrain) – elected Secretary General.

 

Cultural Relations

2015    
# MOU WITH PLACE/DATE
1 MINISTRY OF YOUTHS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - UAE ABU DHABI – 15 MARCH 2015
2 NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF UAE ABU DHABI – 2 APRIL 2015
3 UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN BAHRAIN MANAMA – 5 APRIL 2015
4 EMIRATES CENTRE FOR STRATEGIC  STUDIES & RESEARCH, UAE ABU DHABI – 17 MARCH 2015
5 ZAYED CENTRE FOR STUDIES & RESEARCH- EMIRATES HERITAGE CLUB ABU DHABI – 17 MARCH 2015
6 BAHRAIN STUDIES CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF BAHRAIN SUKHAIR – 13 APRIL 2015
7 BIBLOTECA ALEXANDRIA - EGYPT ALEXANDRIA – SEPTEMBER 2015
8 NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS - BAHRAIN MANAMA – 25 NOVEMBER 2015
9 FASS-SIESS ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL & ECONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT, MOROCCO FASS, MOROCCO – 20 DECEMBER 2015
10 RABITA MOHAMMEDIA DES OULÉMAS, MOROCCO REBAT, MOROCCO – 21 DECEMBER 2015
11 ROYAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES REBAT, MOROCCO – 21 DECEMBER 2015

 

2016    
# MOU WITH PLACE/DATE
1 KING FAISAL CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC RESEARCH & STUDIES - KSA RIYADH – 5 JANUARY 2016
2 CULTURAL CLUB OF SULTANT OF OMAN MANAMA – 17 FEBRUARY 2016
3 GCC SOCIETY FOR HISTORY & ARCHEOLOGY, RIYADH MANAMA – 16 MARCH 2016
4 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CULTURE, ARTS & LITERATURE, KUWAIT MANAMA-17 APRIL 2016
5 ARAB THOUGHTS FORUM, JORDAN AMMAN – 22 MAY 2016
6 STUDIES & RESEARCH CENTRE, KUWAIT 6 SEPTEMBER 2016
7 ABDULAZIZ SAUD AL-BABTAIN CULTURAL INSTITUTION, KUWAIT MANAMA – 7 NOVEMBER 2016
8 BAHRAIN CENTER FOR STRATEGIC, INTERNATIONAL AND ENERGY STUDIES  AWALI – 28 DECEMBER 2016

 

2017    
# MOU WITH PLACE/DATE
1 GULF PETROCHMICAL INDUSTRIS COMPANY (GPIC) MANAMA – 6 APRIL 2017
2 ROYAL ACADEMY OF POLICE MANAMA – 19 FEBRUARY 2017
3 UNITED NATIONS, LOCAL AND REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE AGENCIES MANAMA – 7 MAY 2017
4 BAHRAIN INSTITUTE FOR JUDICIAL AND LEGAL STUDIES MANAMA – 11 MAY 2017