06.02.2020. - 13:14
Meeting with the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met earlier today with the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League - Rabita, Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, to discuss steps for improving cooperation, expressing his satisfaction that it begins with this visit.
President Vučić welcomed Rabita's activities aimed at promoting tolerance, interfaith dialogue and respect for religious rights. In this context, the President emphasised that the relations Rabita establishes in the Orthodox world are of high importance, and added that in this regard he particularly appreciates today's meeting of Secretary-General Al-Issa with the Patriarch of Serbia Irinej.
President Vučić said that we respect the Muslim community in Serbia and take great care of its position, while also respecting all Islamic countries. "The tradition and culture of different Islamic countries are also close to the Serbian people through the Non-Aligned Movement. That is why, as a sovereign and independent country, we want to deepen our cooperation with the Muslim World League and the Organization of Islamic Countries," said President Vučić. He cited the example of good relations and excellent economic cooperation between Serbia and the United Arab Emirates.
Secretary-General Al-Issa said that he is very happy to visit Serbia, where he came in a friendly and loving way and added that he will leave it enriched with Serbian values. He emphasised how much he appreciates President Vučić's efforts to preserve harmony not only in Serbia but in the world.
President Vučić and Secretary-General Al-Issa agreed to host a Rabita conference in Belgrade this year dedicated to the links between Orthodoxy and Islam, as well as other religions and to be attended by the representatives of different religious communities from all over the world would, whereby Serbia would also be presented as a country open to all faiths and nations.
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6th February 2020