Al-Issa, High-ranking Malaysian Delegation Discuss Confronting 'Islamophobia'

Part of the meeting between Secretary-General of the Muslim World League and the high-ranking delegation headed by the Malaysian Foreign Minister in Riyadh (SPA)
Part of the meeting between Secretary-General of the Muslim World League and the high-ranking delegation headed by the Malaysian Foreign Minister in Riyadh (SPA)
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Al-Issa, High-ranking Malaysian Delegation Discuss Confronting 'Islamophobia'

Part of the meeting between Secretary-General of the Muslim World League and the high-ranking delegation headed by the Malaysian Foreign Minister in Riyadh (SPA)
Part of the meeting between Secretary-General of the Muslim World League and the high-ranking delegation headed by the Malaysian Foreign Minister in Riyadh (SPA)

Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, and Chairman of the Association of Muslim Scholars, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa met with a high-ranking Malaysian delegation, headed by the Malaysian Foreign Minister, Dr. Zambari Abdul Qadir, at the MWL’s sub-headquarters in Riyadh.

During the meeting, the officials discussed a number of issues of common interest on the Islamic and international arenas, and the mechanisms of bilateral cooperation in this regard, foremost of which is the cooperation between MWL and the Malaysian government in confronting the growing phenomenon of "Islamophobia".

They also highlighted the need to confront the general hatred speech that raises divisions within national societies and fuels conflict between cultures and civilizations.

The meeting reviewed the tasks of the Southeast Asian Scholars Council, which is considered the first scholarly solidarity in the history of the region. More than 44 scholars, muftis and religious leaders from 17 countries agreed to establish it - under the umbrella of the Muslim World League - in an unprecedented event of its kind and under the patronage of Al-Issa.

Malaysia announced hosting the council's headquarters in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, to be a platform of solidarity that organizes the efforts of the Southeast Asian scholars and leaders towards their major issues, in light of the extremely important transformations that the region is going through.

For his part, Al-Issa voiced his appreciation for Malaysia's ideal civilized model of coexistence between religious and ethnic diversity.



Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
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Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.

Saudi Arabia reiterated on Monday the need to immediately stop Israeli military operations in Gaza, emphasizing the Palestinian people’s right to establish an independent state based on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Saudi Arabia also stressed the need to protect civilians in Gaza, secure the delivery of humanitarian aid, and intensify efforts to reach a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue.
The Kingdom’s statement came during the 19th meeting of foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue, which was hosted by Iran, in the presence of Eng. Waleed Al-Khuraiji, Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Al-Khuraiji stressed the importance of doubling joint efforts and deepening cooperation and coordination to face the growing conflicts and the increasing challenges of food and energy security.
He added that Israel’s actions against defenseless civilians in Gaza have left thousands of victims, including children, women and the elderly. The continuation of military operations threaten regional security and portends the expansion of the conflict, he underscored.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs also reiterated the Kingdom’s emphasis on the necessity of maintaining coordination between countries and developing cooperation in all fields, including technology, trade, investment, regional security, energy, culture, and others.
Al-Khuraiji expressed the Kingdom’s commitment to the importance of cooperation in facing climate change and work to develop global governance of artificial intelligence and new technologies. He pointed to the importance and effectiveness of collective efforts within multilateral frameworks in calming tensions and promoting dialogue and joint action.