King Salman Receives Scholars Delegation Participating in Afghan International Conference
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Salam palace here today the delegation of scholars participating in the International Conference of Muslim Scholars on Peace and Stability in the Republic of Afghanistan.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques welcomed the scholars, commending them and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for holding this conference.
The King said, "You are the best who work to serve Islam and Muslims, unify their words and ranks, and eliminate the Islamic world from wars and crises afflicting it as well as the scourges of extremism and terrorism. Almighty Allah honored the Kingdom to serve the two holy mosques and this is what we have always been doing and still doing since the era of our father up today".
The King affirmed that the Kingdom has experienced with the Afghan people their suffering since the beginning of the Afghan crisis and its resulting civil war, whereas the Kingdom has provided humanitarian and economic assistance and exerted continuous political efforts to eliminate division and differences among the factions of the Afghan people.
The King added, "Today, we are optimistic that your efforts will contribute to closing the page of the past and opening a new page in Afghanistan that would achieve the aspirations of the Afghan people for security and stability, and this requires adopting the approach of dialogue, reconciliation and tolerance as dictated by our Islamic religion."
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques thanked them for their efforts and endeavors, wishing the Afghan people all success.
For his part, the Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yusuf bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen delivered a speech, in his own name, OIC and on behalf of the scholars participating in the International Conference of Muslim Scholars on Afghanistan, in which he expressed deep thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for directing to host the conference in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in pursuit of the wise leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH Crown Prince to achieve security and peace throughout Afghanistan.
He also expressed his thanks to the King and HRH Crown Prince for their continuing support for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Then, attendees have been honored by greeting the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
The ceremony was attended by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah region; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior and a number of Ministers and senior officials.