Mogadishu, April 29 , 2019 - The Conference of Intellectual Security and combating Extremism, organized by the Federal Government of Somalia and sponsored by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), launched today in Mogadishu with the participation of 12 representatives of OIC member states, 30 scientific figures from Muslim countries and 12 Somali clerics and intellectuals.
The two-day conference on April 29-30, in which the Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Mahdi Mohamed Gulaid (Khadar) , delivered a speech at the conference focused on the tolerance of the Islamic religion and the Somali tradition emanating from peace and stability, noting that violence, terrorism and suicide bomber are not attributes known in Somalia, declaring that it is a subversive idea from abroad.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Abdulkadir Ahmed-Kheir Abdi, said that the convening of such a conference in Mogadishu is a historic achievement that encourages peace efforts to renounce violence, extremism and terrorism with its erroneous, political and social dimensions.
The State Minister for religious affairs and endowment , HE Abdishakur Hassan Ashkir, and HE Amb Askar Mussinov, head of the OIC delegation, delivered speeches at the conference which took several open sessions, which were broadcast on television channels and social media.