Manama, May 29 (BNA) A conference will be launched tomorrow, Monday, in Manama, to highlight the freedom and belief of religions under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Under the title “Expanding Horizons…Freedom of Religion and Beliefs”, the Kingdom of Bahrain, in cooperation with the European Union, is organizing the three-day event.
Political leaders and decision-makers in Bahrain, the European Union and representatives of civil society will participate in the conference, which aims to lay the foundations for a structured dialogue to deepen the common understanding of freedom of religion and belief.
The conference also aims to promote humanitarian cooperation on the principles of pluralism and diversity to enhance respect for freedom of religion and beliefs at the regional and global levels.
An exhibition will be held on the sidelines of the conference, in which various ministries and official institutions, in addition to a number of civil society institutions, will participate.
The royal sponsorship of the conference reflects His Majesty’s keen interest and support for the consolidation of religious freedoms and human values and principles based on respect for pluralism and the promotion of tolerance and coexistence among societies.
The conference also aims to support the efforts of the Kingdom of Bahrain in conveying its civilized message to the world as a pioneering model in the field of respect for freedoms and rights, and reflects the Kingdom’s keenness to enhance cooperation and partnership with all parties in the international community.
This is the Bahraini Society that is organizing the three-day conference in cooperation with the European Union Mission in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the French Embassy.
The conference aims to crystallize a common vision for a better understanding of the history of Bahrain and the European Union and their views towards freedom of religion and belief, and to explore more opportunities to enhance cooperation and constructive dialogue between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. .
It also seeks to activate channels of communication and establish links with relevant actors on both sides, through a set of individual and collective activities related to policies, decision-making and the work of civil society.