JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has praised Bahrain for its ongoing efforts to promote cultural dialogue around the world.
Hissein Brahim Taha made his comments as he took part in the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue, organized under the title, “East-West Dialogue for Human Coexistence.”
More than 700 delegates attended the forum, including religious leaders and representatives of numerous faiths.
Bahrain has an active policy of working to build and enhance relations between religious leaders, intellectuals, and cultural and media organizations in the East and West.
During the forum’s opening session, Taha lauded Bahrain for backing humanitarian causes, spreading the culture of purposeful inter-religious dialogue, advancing opportunities for peaceful coexistence, and consolidating the principles of tolerance, solidarity, and coexistence.
He also highlighted the OIC’s efforts toward supporting international peace and security, inter-civilizational, inter-cultural, and inter-religious understanding, boosting friendly relations, good neighborliness, mutual respect, and constructive cooperation with all nations and peoples, and reinforcing the values of human solidarity and principles of coexistence.