Saudi envoy attends launch of palm of peace initiative

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Saudi Ambassador to Egpyt Osama Nuqali attends the inauguration of the ‘Palm of Peace, from the Land of Peace’ initiative in Cairo. (SPA)
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Saudi Ambassador to Egpyt Osama Nuqali attends the inauguration of the ‘Palm of Peace, from the Land of Peace’ initiative in Cairo. (SPA)
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Saudi Ambassador to Egpyt Osama Nuqali attends the inauguration of the ‘Palm of Peace, from the Land of Peace’ initiative in Cairo. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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Saudi envoy attends launch of palm of peace initiative

  • The world today is in a dire need of peace, love, tolerance and brotherhood between the peoples of the planet

CAIRO: Osama Nuqali, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative of the Kingdom to the Arab League, attended the inauguration of the “Palm of Peace, from the Land of Peace” initiative in Cairo on Saturday.
The initiative was launched by Prince Faisal bin Mishaal bin Abdul Aziz, governor of the Qassim region, in the presence of Cairo’s Gov. Maj. Gen. Khalid Abdulal.
To mark the initiative, a palm tree was planted during the ceremony in Al-Farouq Square, Cairo. The event saw the participation of Arab Organization for Peace and Development President Dr. Mashael bint Matar Al-Otaibi and Saudi and Egyptian officials, businesspeople and journalists.
“Just as Egypt was the first destination of King Abdul Aziz when he started drafting the Kingdom’s foreign policies, Egypt today is the first stop for the Palm of Peace, which will continue its journey and roam the world,” Nuqali said.
“The world today is in a dire need of peace, love, tolerance and brotherhood between the peoples of the planet. These are the noble principles upon which our Islamic faith and the human values and traditions were built,” he added, stressing the Kingdom and Egypt’s keenness to “preserve these principles through all means possible.”
The Saudi ambassador to Egypt thanked Prince Faisal for his initiative. He also expressed his appreciation to Al-Otaibi for hosting the event.


Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

Updated 24 July 2019
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Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

 

MOSCOW: The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has awarded the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, an honorary doctorate in recognition of his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the Islamic world and Russia.

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, the director of the institute, who represents one of the most well-known academic institutions in the world over the past 200 years, talked about Al-Issa’s career, noting that he has contributed to the promotion of cultural rapprochement among nations through his visits to countries and his connections with different cultures and religions.

Naumkin said that the principles of moderation adopted by the MWL and its secretary-general contributed to the establishment of security in the world, noting that these principles addressed extremism and violence.

The honorary doctorate was given to Al-Issa for his services in the development of Islamic jurisprudence and improving official and popular relations between Russia and the Islamic world, he said.

The MWL secretary-general said that he was proud to receive the honorary doctorate from an institute that is well-known for its dedication and neutrality.

He also praised the Russian Federation’s care for Arab and Islamic culture and its keenness to communicate with the Muslim world, learn its language and understand its culture.

Al-Issa considered the award to be motivation to work on promoting cultural communication and exchange between the Islamic world and Russia.

He said that the institute has contributed to changing the stereotype of Orientalism in the Muslim world and has encouraged cultural communication between nations and peoples.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Russian presidency, the Duma and the Senate, as well as high-ranking diplomats, senior academics of Orientalism, religious leaders and a group of researchers and students.