National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and Islamic university of Maldives signed a letter of Intent (LOI) to collaborate in areas of inquiry, research and publications focused on socio - politics, violent extremism, strategic studies, national security issues and military and general history.
Chancellor of Islamic university of Maldives (IUM) Dr. Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed signed the LOI on behalf of the Islamic University of Maldives. Director General Brig. Gen. Zakariyya Mansoor signed the LOI on behalf of the National Counter Terrorism Centre.
After the signing of the LOI, Dr. Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed emphasized the importance of academic institutions in assisting the National Security Sector to better understand the underlying issues that lead to Radicalism, violent Extremism and Terrorism.
Director General Brig. Gen. Zakariyya Mansoor emphasized the importance of academic institutions in identifying the underlying reasons for the changes that occur in our society through research and education. He also stated that by signing the letter of Intent, we have initiated a new chapter in research collaboration between our two institutions.