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Saudi Imam calls conference on Afghanistan crucial

Saudi Imam calls conference on Afghanistan crucial

Jul 09, 2018 - 09:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Imaminfo-icon of Haramain Sharifain has hailed the upcoming ulemainfo-icon conference as crucial, saying it would improve the kingdom’s role in the Afghan peace process.

Saudi Arabia and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have completed preparations to host the event -- International Conference of Muslim Scholars on Peace and Stability in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

The conference is aimed at supporting efforts to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan and condemn terrorism and violent extremism in all their forms and manifestations within the framework of the teachings of Islam.

A 36-member delegation of Afghan scholars left Kabul for Saudi Arabia today (Monday) to attend the important conference on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz Sudais told a newspaper in Riyadh the conference could bring peace and stability to Afghanistan and discourage extremism.

He said the Saudis loved Afghanistan and its people and prayed for the restoration of peace in the war-torn country.

The opening session to be held in Jeddah -- titled Reconciliation in Islam -- will be moderated by Dr. Sheikh Abdul Rahman al-Sudais.

The second session will be held under the title “Islam’s Position on Terrorism and Violent Extremism,” chaired by Dr. Shawki Ibrahim Allam, Mufti of the Egyptian Diwan.

The final session is based on decisions of the Islamic Summit and the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC member states.



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