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Press Statement on the Meeting with Sheikh Khaled Bentounes, President of AISA | UNAOC
The Chief of Cabinet for the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Ms. Nihal Saad met with Sheikh Khaled Bentounes, President of the International Association Sufi Alawiyya (AISA). Sheikh Bentounes discussed the proposal of his NGO (AISA) to designate the International Day of Peace on 21 September to be celebrated in cities and countries worldwide every year. The Chief of Cabinet stated in the meeting that UNAOC promotes dialogue among all religious denominations without exclusion, stressing that diversity and tolerance are core values for UNAOC. She noted that proposals of this nature should be referred to a process driven by member states.