Rome Masjid, Is­lamic cen­ter bol­ster di­a­logue among cul­tures: Min­is­ter

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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

— 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.

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