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Importance of interfaith dialogue emphasized 25 May , 2011

JEDDAH: Deputy Education Minister Faisal bin Muammar emphasized the importance of interfaith dialogue in order to promote peaceful coexistence among the followers of different religions and cultures.

“It is also essential to make joint efforts to stop the deterioration of moral values and fight poverty, terrorism and other crimes,” the minister said while addressing the Bordeaux Religious Leaders Summit.

He announced the plan to establish an international interfaith dialogue center in Vienna. “Saudi Arabia, Austria and Spain have agreed to sign an agreement to establish the center within a few weeks,” he said.

The new center will be named after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, who initiated the dialogue between various faith communities.

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