13th Conference on Interfaith Dialogue kicks off in Qatari capital

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Doha, Feb. 20, 2018 / Kabar /. The 13th Conference on Interfaith Dialogue has started in Doha under the patronage of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the State of Qatar.

The conference brought together representatives of more than 80 countries representing all the major religions of the world - Christianity, Islam and Judaism. In his welcoming speech, Qatar's Foreign Minister Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi said that the purpose of this Conference is to promote interreligious consensus and protect human rights regardless of religion.

Director of Qatar Center for Islamic Contribution to Civilization at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, a college of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Dr. Aisha Al Mannai said that the participants from many countries in the world came to the Conference, where the issue of inter-confessional consent and dialogue is studied and is exemplary in our time.

Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Tunisia Abdel Fattah Muro, professor of the United College Hebrew Rabbi Firestone, Metropolitan of Tbilisi, professor of Comparative Theology of the State University of Georgia Malkhaz Songulashvili, as well as head of the International Center for Interfaith Dialogue in Doha, Professor Ibrahim Saleh Al-Naimi addressed the conference.

In their speeches, they stressed the growing need for interfaith dialogue and the protection of the rights of believers, regardless of their religious affiliation.

Representatives of Central Asian countries also take part in the Conference. Kyrgyzstan at the Conference is represented by Mufti of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan Maksatbek aji Toktomushev and Kyrgyz Ambassador to the State of Qatar Nuran Niyazaliev. Kubanychbek Taabaldiev, the director of Kabar News Agency, was also invited to the Conference.

Except participating in the work of the Conference, representatives of Kyrgyzstan intend to meet and negotiate with official representatives of the State of Qatar, including the leadership of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Qatar, Qatar News Agency and Al Jazeera TV.


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