A high-profile delegation from Senegal visited Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) yesterday in order to build a humanitarian partnership for the benefit of poor local
The Senegalese delegation comprised Mme Oulimata Diop, general manager of the Higher Authority of Waqf; Dr Ahmed al-Amin Ag, legal unit and partnerships officer at the Higher Authority of Waqf; and two counsellors from the embassy of Senegal in Doha.
They were received by Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, secretary-general of QRCS; Dr Mohamed Salah Ibrahim, executive director of the Relief and International Development Division; and Dr Fawzi Oussedik, head of International Relations and International Humanitarian Law.
Al-Hammadi welcomed the guests and commended the strong relations between the governments and national societies of Qatar and Senegal.
Diop thanked QRCS for their hospitality and communicated to them the greetings of Senegal’s ambassador to Doha.
In 2015, she explained, Senegal’s government initiated a restructuring of the Waqf system. To that end, the Higher Authority of Waqf was established in 2018 as an autonomous body
affiliated to the prime minister.
She emphasised the importance of Waqf as a means of strengthening solidarity among nations. “The purpose of the visit was to explore opportunities of collaboration with donors,” she said. “Qatar has a leading role in Waqf and charitable activities. We seek to build co-operation with all partners, particularly QRCS.”
Al-Hammadi added, “As an asset for society, rules and regulations have been developed for Waqf. It is a significant resource for Islamic banking.”
He highlighted the understanding with the Senegalese Red Cross Society as a strategic partner of QRCS. Among the projects that could be worked on together are water wells, education and rural women’s empowerment.
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