18 October 2016, Uzbekistan; Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Asim has said that “there is a responsibility on every nation to promote education and enlightenment in a way that shows the path to peace” and highlighted on the need for finding creative and urgent solutions for the challenges facing the Islamic Ummah.
Minister Asim made the remark in his address to the 43rd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC that began in Uzbekistan this afternoon. In his address, the Minister emphasized on how Islam has always been a religion of tolerance and peace which promotes scientific learning and innovation. Minister Dr Asim also highlighted the importance of gender equality in education and the achievements Maldives has made in this regard.
Minister Dr Asim further called on the Muslims to stand united “to enjoy the glory of the true value of Islam”. Minister also stated that “Maldives will always be steadfast in support of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause”.
In concluding his address the Minister stressed the importance of the Muslim world to promote the values of Islam in order to reign to the age of enlightenment where Islam stressed the importance of respect to learning, forbade destruction and cultivated respect, discipline and tolerance towards other religions.