Paris, 25 Dzulqa’dah 1436/ 9 September 2015 (MINA) – Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign, Expatriates Affairs Nasser Judeh and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius on Tuesday (08/09) co-chaired a UN International Conference on the victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East, Petra reported.
More than 100 world leading figures, including ministers of foreign affairs, Muslim and Christian clergymen, parliamentarians and media representatives attended the conference, which discussed ways to boost tolerance, protect and assist people whose safety and identity is endangered.
Judeh stressed Jordan’s rejection of targeting any component in the region based on ethnic and religious grounds, affirming Jordan’s efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, International Islamic News Agency (IINA) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
He also outlined initiatives Jordan launched to disseminate the true image of Islam, including the Amman Message , Kalimatun Sawa’un (a Common Word), and the World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The minister pointed out to King Abdullah’s remarks at the plenary session of the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York in which the King stressed that “teachings of true Islam are clear: sectarian conflict and strife are utterly condemned.
Islam prohibits violence against Christians and other communities that make up each country. Arab Christians are an integral part of my region’s past, present, and future.”
On the role of youth to draw a better future in the region, Judeh said that “Jordan has recently hosted a conference on the role of youth in making sustainable peace, in partnership with the UN to enhance the capabilities of young peacemakers in confronting extremism and terrorism”. (T/Imt/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)