Italian interior minister lauds Muslim World League's role in fighting extremism

Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti, right, holds talks with MWL Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa in Rome on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 27 September 2017

Italian interior minister lauds Muslim World League's role in fighting extremism

JEDDAH: Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti received Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa and his accompanying delegation in Rome on Tuesday.
They explored a number of topics of common interest including citizenship and positive integration with the promotion of the right of religious freedom guaranteed by law, down to the official recognition of Islam as a religion.
At the outset of the meeting, the Italian minister welcomed the MWL chief and expressed appreciation for the role undertaken by the MWL in fighting extremism, unifying Muslim communities, and promoting moderation.
The Italian official expressed hope that the visit of the MWL chief to Italy will achieve goals that serve humanity, especially after his historic meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City.
For his part, Al-Issa expressed his appreciation to the Italian minister for his concern over the MWL’s role and stressed the MWL’s keenness to spread the values of tolerance and coexistence.
The MWL chief said among the goals pursued by the MWL is the positive integration of Muslim communities into their societies and the citizenship they have recognized and committed to.
This has been disseminated through awareness messages, conferences and seminars organized by the MWL in all countries of the world that affirm Islam as the religion of honesty and loyalty, he said.
Al-Issa also held a meeting with the director of Islamic affairs in Italy. They discussed a number of issues of common interest, including the legal status of many Islamic functions in Italy, cooperation with the MWL to unify the Muslim community, and how to boost representation of Muslims in Italy’s government and private institutions.

Tadawul index records highest close since July 2019 on Sunday

Updated 30 November 2020

Tadawul index records highest close since July 2019 on Sunday

  • Total trading reached $3.17 billion

Saudi Arabia’s benchmark Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) rose 0.2 percent, or 15 points, to end at 8,709 points on Sunday, the highest closing since July 2019.

Total trading reached SAR 11.9 billion ($3.17 billion), with the advance-decline ratio at 146:44.

SPIMACO rose 5.5 percent to SAR 43.05. The company signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with German biopharmaceutical firm, CureVac, to provide COVID-19 vaccine in the Kingdom.

Electrical Industries closed 5.6 percent higher at SAR 24.26, as the firm completed the final phase of share buyback for SAR 7.2 million.

Naseej went limit up to close at SAR 33.

Oil giant Saudi Aramco fell 0.4 percent to SAR 35.75, while banking major Al Rajhi slipped 0.3 percent to SAR 74.

Blue chip SABIC edged down 0.3 percent to SAR 96.50.

Alandulas was the top decliner, shedding nearly 2 percent to SAR 21.08.

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