Al-Nasser urges strengthening Alliance of Civilizations as a global mediation tool
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said Thursday that Istanbul would host the Alliance of Civilizations meeting on May 31.
Atalay said that they believed the Alliance of Civilizations project needed to be revitalized.
Speaking at the inauguration of a high level meeting at the United Nations Center in New York, Atalay said that the Istanbul meeting was an indication of Turkey's strong commitment to the Alliance of Civilizations project.
Understanding each other implies co-existence and developing the culture of co-existence, Atalay said.
The Alliance of Civilizations plays a crucial role for better understanding and cultural harmony, Atalay noted.
Following the Istanbul meeting on May 31, a conference would be held on the values supported by the Alliance of Civilizations including justice and peace, Atalay also said.
Atalay invited the participants of the UN meeting on Thursday to Istanbul for the May 31 meeting.
We attach high importance to youth projects. I do hope that the Istanbul meeting would add new momentum to the Alliance of Civilizations project, Atalay also said." link