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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

UAE Mission to OIC celebrates Volunteerism in Islamic World

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Jeddah The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) organized a meeting on Tuesday entitled “Life continues with cooperation and action”, to celebrate voluntary work in the Islamic world. The event highlighted the UAE efforts to promote the values of tolerance at the international level.

UAE Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Permanent Representative to the OIC Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan reviewed his country’s efforts to promote tolerance, especially as it celebrates the Year of Tolerance this year. He also commended the OIC role in this revered field.

In his statement, OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen said that the meeting came within the framework of the implementation of Resolution 2/46 of the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, held in Abu Dhabi in March 2019, which invited the member states to celebrate volunteerism.

“The resolution urged the OIC Member States and voluntary organizations to organize activities to review their achievements in the field of volunteerism, and to strengthen the concept of volunteering, especially among the youth, and in this context I commend the UAE initiative in taking this important decision, and its invitation for this meeting, which reviewed the UAE efforts in the field of tolerance,” he added.

Al-Othaimeen went on to say that “we in the OIC have spared no effort to call for volunteerism to be a key element in promoting development and stability in the member states and an important factor in the fight of the OIC and its member states against poverty, ignorance and extremism.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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