Washington, The Sultanate is currently taking part
at the 1st ministerial meeting on enhancing religious freedom in the
world, which is held at Washington under the patronage of the U.S
Department of State.
The Sultanate is represented at this meeting, which will conclude
later today by Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for
Foreign Affairs. The participation comes in response to an invitation
forwarded by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
This participation comes as part of the Sultanate’s fixed strategy
based on religious tolerance, peaceful coexistence and combatting
The ministerial meeting focuses on reaffirming the commitment of
the international community to encourage religious freedom and
ensuring the maximum part of its respect by identifying tangible and
clear methods to combat religious discrimination and persecution in a
bid to make a real and positive shift in this field.
The meeting aims at addressing the legal challenges for the
religious freedom and defending the equal rights for persons living at a
certain country. It also seeks to maintain the cultural heritage for all
creeds and provide care for victims of religious violence and
persecution around the world.
The meeting program includes panel discussion and side talks that
discuss issues related to religious freedom, the freedom of woman,
combatting terrorism and the effect of religious freedom on economic
It should be noted that the meeting is attended by a number of
foreign ministers and representatives of more than 80 governments
from around the world in addition to representatives of the relevant
international organizations, the US officials and congressmen, more
than 100 religious leaders and 175 representatives of the civil society
Source: Oman News Agency