MWL conference in Makkah concludes

July 26, 2011

A conference entitled “The Muslim World: Issues and Solutions,” organized by the Muslim World League (MWL) under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, concluded in Makkah today. Several sessions were held over three days involving in-depth discussions on the economic and social challenges in the Muslim world and ways in which the Islamic religion can help address them.

The conference opened with an address delivered by Makkah Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal on behalf of King Abdullah. The King’s speech highlighted Saudi Arabia’s strategy of fighting terrorism by promoting Islam’s moderation. He called on Muslim organizations and intellectuals around the world to cooperate in formulating a working program for tackling common problems and spreading the true message of Islam.

At the end of the conference, the participants released a final statement that commended King Abdullah’s initiative for dialogue between followers of religions and cultures and hailed Saudi Arabia’s national dialogue process, holding it up as a model for other nations. It also called upon the MWL to go forward with the establishment of the Muslim World Commission for Dialogue and to prepare an Islamic Action Charter to address local and foreign challenges facing Muslim countries.

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