ALICANTE, SPAIN, 16th November, 2016 (WAM) — Dr. Hassa Abdullah Ahmed Al Otaiba, the UAE Ambassador to Madrid, attended the summit of religious leaders aiming for peace in the Middle East. The summit was held today in the Spanish city of Alicante.

Al Otaiba lauded this global initiative, which seeks to discuss the future of the Middle East and promote the values of tolerance and inter-faith dialogues.

The summit brought together 25 religious leaders who discussed the means to spread the values of tolerance, peaceful co-existence and reconciliation in order to ensure that religion would not become a source of conflict, and to prevent violence, the incitation of hatred, radicalisation and extremism.

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