ICIEC signs ground-breaking MoU with IFTI to boost Islamic Insurance sector

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Saudi-based Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) and the International Federation of Islamic Takaful and Insurance Companies (IFTI) have signed a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a move to boost the development of the Islamic insurance sector.

Under the MoU, which was signed by Mr. Oussama KAISSI, the Chief Executive Officer of ICIEC, and Mr. Reda Amin Dahbour, the Chairman of IFTI, both entities have agreed on a general framework to facilitate cooperation on their common goals, and on a range of collaborative initiatives and programs.

One of the main objectives of the MOU is to promote the Islamic insurance industry and support the member institutions of the Federation in providing the best solutions and services while strengthening the technical capabilities of the workforce in the field of Islamic insurance.

Oussama Kaissi
Oussama Kaissi

“There are excellent synergies between our organizations. We are looking forward to working together with IFTI to promote our common objectives in contributing to the promotion of Islamic insurance, supporting institutions and companies in introducing Export Credit insurance, and encouraging more operators to introduce them as new products.”

ICIEC, through IFTI, will support member institutions and companies operating in the Islamic insurance domain and encourage them to introduce and promote export credit insurance as new products among their offerings.

Both institutions have agreed to cooperate in organizing seminars and courses for employees and providing coordinated technical support. ICIEC provides its reinsurance services to IFTI for export credit insurance. The MoU explicitly encourages the rest of the OIC companies to introduce export credit and foreign investment insurance products as new.

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