Saudi Shoura delegation meets Lebanese officials in Tripoli

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The group toured the ancient citadel of Tripoli, during which they heard a detailed explanation of its historic military importance. (SPA)
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The group toured the ancient citadel of Tripoli, during which they heard a detailed explanation of its historic military importance. (SPA)
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The group toured the ancient citadel of Tripoli, during which they heard a detailed explanation of its historic military importance. (SPA)
Updated 23 June 2019
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Saudi Shoura delegation meets Lebanese officials in Tripoli

  • Al-Khalewi said: Lebanon is a brotherly country and Tripoli is a city that has its own specificity

BEIRUT: The president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Tripoli, Tawfiq Daboussi, thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their assistance and friendship to Lebanon.
His comments came as he welcomed a delegation from the Saudi Shoura Council, led by Saleh Al-Khalewi. They were joined by Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari, and Mayor of Tripoli Ahmad Qamaruddin.
The group toured the ancient citadel of Tripoli, during which they heard a detailed explanation of its historic military importance and the key present-day role it plays in tourism.
Daboussi also gave a presentation discussing “the importance of the investment project represented by the integrated economic city in its Lebanese, Arab, regional and international dimensions.”
Al-Khalewi said: “Lebanon is a brotherly country and Tripoli is a city that has its own specificity.
“We hope that this city will enjoy security and stability. We also hope that its good people will get past the recent troubles it faced. Their speedy recovery is a great sign of their nature.
“We see in the investment project ... an ambitious plan based on attracting large investments that encourage Arabs and other countries. There is no better place than the great Tripoli, with its distinctive and unique environment.” SPA Beirut


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh