Responsible leadership key to ‘justice, harmony’, Muslim World League chief tells conference at UN

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa. (SPA)
Updated 03 May 2019
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Responsible leadership key to ‘justice, harmony’, Muslim World League chief tells conference at UN

  • Conference discusses enrichment of human life physically and spiritually

JEDDAH: Responsible leadership is the main pillar in establishing justice and harmony among all countries, said Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa.

Addressing religious and political dignitaries, intellectuals and human rights activists at an MWL conference on responsible leadership at the UN headquarters in New York, he said the league will donate $1 million to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

He also underlined the MWL’s readiness to take part in a number of UN projects designed to improve needy people’s quality of life worldwide.

The conference discussed topics related to enriching human life physically and spiritually. One such topic was “a return to civility in public discourse” amid increased divisions.

Participants also tackled the widening gap between rich and poor in developed and developing countries.

They called for policies that provide effective economic gains for the poorest and most marginalized communities.

They also called for environmental protection and sustainability worldwide so future generations are not jeopardized.

Participants emphasized the importance of faith as a factor uniting the peoples of the world instead of dividing them.

They underscored the importance of eliminating breeding grounds that produce such groups as Daesh, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and neo-Nazis.

The conference also discussed gender equality, and all agreed that inequality between women and men hinders countries’ advancement. Participants called for an environment that helps empower women.

Al-Issa thanked all the participants for their presence and interaction, and expressed hope that everyone will cooperate to promote peace, tolerance, justice and mercy for a better future for humanity.


Saudi Ministry: Improved pilgrim services have had positive impact

The program produced more than 40 initiatives concerned with pilgrims’ services during their stay in Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
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Saudi Ministry: Improved pilgrim services have had positive impact

  • French Consul General Mustapha Mihraj said that King Salman’s government had exerted vigorous efforts to facilitate Hajj and Umrah rituals for pilgrims

MAKKAH: Bassam Ghulman, deputy minister for transportation affairs at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, said that the Cabinet’s decision to improve pilgrims’ services has created a positive impact, and served as a starting point for promoting the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.
This came during the signing ceremony of 19 partnerships with public, non-profit and private sector bodies, signed by the governing council of the Tawafa Organization for Pilgrims from Turkey, Europe, America and Australia on Thursday in Jeddah. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the US, UK, France and Turkey.
The organization’s chairman, Tariq Ankawi, noted that all partnerships fell within the “2019 Initiatives,” a program by the organization inspired by Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to “promote local content, create partnerships and improve the Hajj experience.” The program produced more than 40 initiatives concerned with pilgrims’ services and their needs during their stay in the Kingdom. 
French Consul General Mustapha Mihraj said that King Salman’s government had exerted vigorous efforts to facilitate Hajj and Umrah rituals for pilgrims.