Grand Mufti of Syria in Norway for Peace Dialogue
June 21, 2007 (LPAC)--Touring Norway this week to promote an inter-religious peace dialog, the Grand Mufti of Syria, Dr. Ahmad Badr Eden Hassoun, met Monday with the Chief Rabbi of Oslo, Yoav Melchior, at the city's Great Synagogue, according to www.ynetnews.com. On Tuesday, he met with the head of the European Council of Religious Leaders, Gunnar Stalsett.
According to a report by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Stalsett underscored the importance of dialogue and exchange of opinions for achieving peace in the Middle East. "There is a third party in the region which doesn't want to achieve peace, and is annoyed by meetings which are held on basis of a dialogue of civilizations and the renunciation of violence and extremism."