By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS
JEDDAH: Abdullah Al-Turki, secretary-general of Muslim World League, has reiterated his organization’s desire to hold an interfaith dialogue conference in the south Indian state of Kerala and hoped the Indian government would soon endorse the program aimed at improving relations among the country’s various faith communities.
“We want to strengthen our relations with India,” Al-Turki said during a meeting with Abdussalam Vaniyambalam, vice chancellor of the Islamic University in Shantapuram, Kerala, and V.K. Abdul Aziz, director of Al-Hayat International School in Jeddah and an executive member of the International Interfaith Dialogue India (IIDI) in Kochi.
Al-Turki has already sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his consent for the conference. He emphasized his organization’s efforts to promote and enhance constructive dialogue among adherents of different faiths and cultures. The MWL has organized interfaith dialogue conferences in Makkah, Madrid and Geneva during the past three years.