Al-Imam University and CISMOR organizes an International symposium to foster dialogue between different civilizations and religions under the theme of: “Peace Building through Dialogue’’.

Under the auspices of Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (Al-Imam University) and the Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions (CISMOR), the international symposium ‘’Peace Building through Dialogue” was held in the Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo on the 19th and 20th of November.

On the occasion of this symposium, Yukio Hatoyama, the former prime minister of Japan gave a welcoming and opening speech in which he praised the efforts made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to foster peace through dialogue between different cultures and religions.

H.E. Professor Suliman Aba Alkhail, the director of Al-Imam University, Dr.Abdulaziz A.Turkistani, the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Japan and Abdul Mohsen Alsumih, the chief of the Center for Islamic Studies & Dialogue of Civilization made greeting speeches.

During the symposium, participants discussed actively the approach to peace building. These discussions yielded positive results for achieving the first step towards bridging differences in the participants views about civilizations and religions.

It is expected that the success of this joint efforts will lead to stronger relationship between Saudi Arabia and Japan in the future.


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