Conference on Religious Pluralism in the Middle East, Held in Athens

The International Conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East” organized by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, opened its doors on Monday with the participation of high political and religious officials.

The initiative gives the opportunity for a sincere and open dialogue in Greece which has focused its work on the urgent humanitarian crisis faced by religious communities and cultural entities in the Middle East, as a result of ongoing conflicts and tensions, as well as the rise of extremism.

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos declared the official opening, followed by the welcome address of Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias.

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos, the Minister of State the United Arab Emirates (UAE) responsible for tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, and Austria’s ambassador to Greece Andrea Ikic, will also address the conference.

Source: ANA-MPA