Director General of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) Dr. Abdullah Mohareb on Monday highlighted significance of cooperation with UNESCO to modernize education in the Arab countries. \"The memorandum of understanding, signed by the Tunis-based ALECSO and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization\'s Institute for Statistics (UIS) provided a strong support to the Arab education observatory,\" he noted. Dr. Mohareb made the remarks in a speech at the opening session of a workshop held by the observatory in association with UIS. The Arab education observatory is an attempt for opening up to the world\'s successful experiments in field of educational modernization, he added. Meanwhile, UIS representative Dr. Talal Al-Horani said the ongoing workshop aims to help the observatory play its role in assessing the quality of education in the Arab countries and modernizing this sector. Speakers at the opening session of the workshop included Dr. Kamal Ibrahim who briefed the gathering on the activities of the observatory since its inception in 2010.