Friday, 29 May 2020

World Center for Dialogue Co-found Islamic-Jewish Council, in Europe, to Counter Extremism 2 Riyadh

In that context, an international European meeting was held yesterday with participation of the European Council, the Municipality of Amsterdam and a number of international institutions, in

which high-level figures participated, under the auspices and support of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz World center.

The meeting was co-opened by the Secretary-General of the center Faisal bin Muammar and, Mayor of the North of Amsterdam and Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary-General of the European Parliament.

On the other hand, Faisal bin Muammar hailed Amsterdam's long-standing commitment to diversity, co-existence and the preservation of rights, as he addressed the gathering, adding that such a stance, is making it an appropriate venue for this meeting, congratulating the members of the council on their commitment and enthusiasm to establish this forum.

He said that the participation of Amsterdam in this Council, fills a large gap in European relations between followers of religions, stressing that the World Center for Dialogue, in Vienna, shares their commitment to the goal of promoting dialogue between followers of religions and cultures, in the world, including: the Islamic-Jewish Council, in Europe, since the start of the preparatory meetings laying ground for the establishment since 2015.

World Center for Dialogue provided support and support with its expertise and high-level competencies to build platforms, he stated.

The Center, an international organization established by Saudi Arabia, with the participation of the Republic of Austria and the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the Vatican, as a founding member of the Observatory, in 2012, aims to foster dialogue and coexistence, respect for diversity, building of bridges of cooperation and understanding among diverse communities.

Center's work is organized by an administrative board of Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Hindus executives.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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