United Nations High Representative, “Al-Azhar Al-Sharif is an essential pillar for the United Nations initiatives and the most active institution in the field of dialogue among civilizations.”
Mr. Miguel Moratinos, the UN High Representative, said that the world needs constructive dialogues with the religious leaders to avoid the conflicts of religions and civilizations, the phenomenon which has become an anticipated threat. He stressed that the Document of Human Fraternity is one of the most important foundations on which the United Nations will rely in the future initiatives to counter this phenomenon through the distribution of the document for the 193 countries representing the UN member states. He also pointed out that Al-Azhar's efforts with the Vatican can push the world forward towards a better future.
Moratinos also pointed out that a joint committee will be formed between politicians and religious leaders. The first meeting will take place on May 13 at the United Nations Headquarter. Al-Azhar participation will be essential in these committees as it is a key pillar in the initiatives of the United Nations, being the most active institution in the dialogues among civilizations.