Rome Masjid, Islamic center bolster dialogue among cultures: Minister
The Islamic Cultural Center and the Masjid of Rome play an important role in bolstering dialogue amongst cultures, Kuwait’s Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said yesterday. Jabri’s statement came during his visits to the Mosque and Islamic center on the sideline of his participation in the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) conference held in Rome.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Islamic Center Abdullah Radwan said that the center was keen on portraying true Islamic values, affirming that it also was eager to bolster dialogue with people from all cultural backgrounds. He revealed that the center offers service to some 1.5 million Muslims in Italy, adding that the facility also provides information and data on Islam for thousands of visitors.
Separately, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Jose Graziano da Silva congratulated Jabri on Kuwait’s wining of non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council. This came during the Director General’s meeting with Jabri on the sidelines of the 40th session of the FAO General Conference. Jabri noted that Da Silva said that FAO regards Kuwait’s wining of UNSC seat as a strong impetus for the international organization’s mission to enhance world food security and eradicate hunger. Kuwait’s election in the UN Security Council is a sign of Kuwait’s reputable international standing and the world appreciation of its wise leadership and its generous contribution to the humanitarian and development work as well as to its efforts to promote dialogue and peaceful interaction to retain regional and international stability, Jabri quoted Da Silva as saying.
In the meantime, Jabri reiterated Kuwait’s confidence and support to FAO efforts in the world development. He stressed Kuwait’s backing to FAO efforts in helping people in the conflict zones. He disclosed that the meeting focused in particular on the mutual desire to accelerate the opening of the first FAO partnership and communication bureau in Kuwait. He pointed out that Kuwait is keen on expanding cooperation with FAO for training national agricultural cadres. On June 2nd, Kuwait was elected as a non-permanent member in the UNSC for two-year term beginning in January 2018, gaining votes of 188 members out of 192. — KUNA
ROME: Kuwait’s Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri (second from right) is seen during his visit to the mosque.
Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri meets swith Director General of FAO Jose Graziano da Silva.
Kuwait’s Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri meets with Secretary General of the Islamic Center Abdullah Radwan.