Iran opens Intl. Islamic Unity confab
The 24th International Islamic Unity Conference was being held as "an Islamic wave was spreading all over the world", Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri told in his speech at the opening ceremony of the conference on Saturday, Press TV reported.
Ayatollah Taskhiri pointed out that the Islamic world was moving toward materializing its goals and that a new Islamic Middle East was taking shape to the dismay of the arrogant powers. He also hoped that the Islamic world would further unite to overcome its enemies.
He went on to say that holding the annual conference of the Islamic Unity was among the activities of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought.
Ayatollah Taskhiri added that among many other objectives, the forum sought to disseminate Islamic culture throughout the world and to bring closer Muslim clerics and scholars.
The cleric further explained that the 24th meeting of the forum would be held February 19 to 21, with a focus on finding "intellectual and practical solutions to realize Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought."
More than 200 scholars from 57 countries have been invited to attend the international conference.