25 September 2009, Friday, 9:49

President RB has taken part in the international conference “Russia and Islamic world”

author: News-service of President RB

On September 24 President of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov has taken part in the international conference “Russia and Islamic world: partnership in the name of stability” in Moscow. The forum was organized by Russian Mufti Council with assistance of Russian Federation Council, Russian Ministry of foreign affairs and the Islamic Conference Organization. Representatives of about 40 Muslim countries participated in the conference.

Chairman of Russian Mufti Council, Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin has read out the complimentary address of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to the participants of the forum: “You have to discuss a wide circle of questions, which Muslims of Russia and of the whole world worry about – problems of spiritual development and preservation of the centuries-old heritage of Islam, struggle with xenophobia, terrorism and other threats” – the leader of the state said in the message. Dmitry Medvedev highly estimated the endowment of Muslim organizations to strengthening of mutual understanding between different religions and to consolidation of stability in inter-ethnic relations.

The Moscow Mayor Uri Luzkov, the Supreme Mufti of Syria Achmad Badruddin Hassun, President of Ingushetia Unus-beck-Evkurov, President of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov and representatives of some Muslim countries, public and religious organizations made the reports within the frames of the conference.