x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Saudi king to attend UN interfaith dialogue

The Saudi king says he will attend a meeting at the UN in November to discuss his initiative to promote interfaith dialogue.

RIYADH // The Saudi king says he will attend a meeting at the United Nations in New York in November that will discuss his initiative to promote interfaith dialogue. King Abdullah says that it is the duty of every human being to support such dialogue. In remarks made late yesterday, the king said that extending Muslims' hands to non-Muslims will help "purify" the reputation of Islam at a time when the world is criticising the faith. King Abdullah helped bring together Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists among other religions at a conference hosted by Spain in July. The Nov meeting will follow up on that conference, according to Saudi newspapers.

*AP