Doha: The Organisation of Islamic Dawa’s office in Doha and Turkish Foundation for Human Rights, Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday to enhance cooperation between the two sides in the fields of humanitarian activities and providing relief during disasters.
The MoU was signed by Sheikh Hammad Abdul Qadir, Director of the Organisation of Islamic Dawa’s office in Doha and Fehmi Bulent, President of IHH.
Under the deal, the two entities will cooperate to implement development and relief projects in states where they have a presence or missions working in the areas of development, disaster relief, and humanitarian, charitable and health services for those affected by natural disasters and wars, widowed and divorced women, and students, for construction of social projects and other charitable and humanitarian activities.
In a statement after the signing, the directors of the two organisations confirmed that the MoU was an embodiment of the common objectives of the two organisations in implementing health, educational, social development and relief projects as well as providing relief after natural disasters in many countries, especially in Africa.
Hammad stressed that the deal aimed to coordinate and distribute work and roles and exchange experiences in order to achieve the goals of the two organisations.
For his part, the president of IHH expressed pleasure at the signing of the memorandum, pointing out that similar agreements had been signed with some Qatari charitable institutions.
He said that IHH had various projects in the African continent and wanted to cooperate and enter into partnerships with the Islamic Dawa office in Doha, which has field offices in African countries, saying it also wanted to set up new development projects and improve existing development and relief projects.
Bulent stressed his organisation’s keenness to strengthen its cooperation with Qatari charitable institutions and organisations due to their expertise and capabilities in charitable and humanitarian activities.