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Abdulaziz Al-Babtain meets IPI President Terje Rod-Larsen to discuss cultural activities forpeace

In a meeting held at Al-Babtain Central Library for Arabic Poetry, the Chairman of Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation, poet Abdulaziz Al-Babtain met President of the International Peace Institute (IPI) and UN Under-Secretary-General Terje Rod-Larsen and Director of IPI's Middle and North Africa Office (MENA)NajeebFriji to discuss ways of promoting peace and coexistence between peoples of the world.

In a statement to the press after the meeting, Al-Babtain announced that the Foundation has partnered with the International Peace Institute and The United nations to convene jointcultural activities. “We are delighted to make this partnership with our friends in the United Nations and all the influential advocates for peace and coexistence between peoples,” Al-Babtain said, pointing out that the Foundation seeks to complete the historic role of Arabs who founded a civilization based on wisdom, peace and love.

He added we have always called for peace with hundreds of intellectuals and influential figures globally through the conferences ofinter-civilization dialogue, held around the world by Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation.

Al-Babtain explained that working with the United Nations to help spread peace and put an end to conflicts and humanitarian suffering will have theperfectimpact to help achieving this goal, the Foundation has been seeking for many years.

Meanwhile, the IPI President said he is proud to work with the Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation, and its president poet AbdulazizSaud Al-Babtainwho is a friend to the whole world, referring to Al-Babtain’s lot of friends with the same passion around the world. He added that the partnership will be instrumental in extolling the virtues of peace and co-existence.

The Foundation Secretary General Abdulrahman Khalid Al-Babtain and General Director Dr. TouhamiAbdouli attended the meeting.


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