Saudi chief of Vienna-based interfaith center calls for peaceful coexistence

Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar. (SPA)
Updated 16 October 2019

Saudi chief of Vienna-based interfaith center calls for peaceful coexistence

  • Faisal bin Abdulrahman underlined that the meeting was an important opportunity to support the programs of coexistence, peace building and communication in line with the center’s vision

CAIRO: Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar, the secretary-general of the Vienna-based King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) stressed the importance of the first Cairo Arab meeting on the opportunities and challenges of coexistence, and the importance of working together to consolidate coexistence, respect diversity and accept pluralism under the umbrella of shared citizenship.
Bin Muaammar made the comments during his speech before the international meeting held in Cairo, on Tuesday, under the theme “Euro-Arab dialogue toward peaceful coexistence … opportunities and challenges.” The meeting was organized by the Coptic Evangelical Social Services Organization in collaboration with Oikosnet Europe and Sigtuna.
He underlined that the meeting was an important opportunity to support the programs of coexistence, peace building and communication in line with the center’s vision.


DiplomaticQuarter: Danish ambassador to Saudi Arabia visits Oophytum festival in Jouf

Updated 14 min 24 sec ago

DiplomaticQuarter: Danish ambassador to Saudi Arabia visits Oophytum festival in Jouf

The Danish ambassador to Saudi Arabia visited a festival celebrating the Oophytum plant in the city of Dumat Al-Jandal, as part of his visit to the Jouf region.

Ole Mosby was received by Fahd Ibrahim Al-Anzi, mayor of Dumat Al-Jandal, who presented the ambassador with a commemorative gift. Mosby thanked the festival’s organizers and wished them success.

He toured the festival and its exhibitions, and was briefed on the Oophytum plant, its harvest, and the process of extracting powder from it.

The powder is used in various dishes, the most famous of which is bakila, which is made by mixing ground dates, margarine and Oophytum. The powder is also used in bread, cake and porridge.

Dumat Al-Jandal is a city of ruins in northwest Saudi Arabia. Its boundary wall is considered an ancient antiquity. The city got its name because its fortress was built from jandal stone.

Jouf boasts many archaeological sites. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage is working on renovating them and opening them to visitors. 

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Dumat Al-Jandal

Dumat Al-Jandal is a city of ruins in Saudi Arabia's northwestern region of Jouf. Its boundary wall is considered an ancient antiquity. The city got its name because its fortress was built from jandal stone. It is one of the sites in the Kingdom that are being renovated by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.