The Slovenia Times

PM Janša meets European Muslim and Jewish religious leaders


Ljubljana - Prime Minister Janez Janša met in Ljubljana on Thursday the representatives of the European Muslim and Jewish Leadership Council. They discussed the key priorities of the Slovenian EU presidency, the rights of religious minorities and the dignity of people of all faiths in European society, Janša's office said.

The meeting was an important contribution to dialogue among various religious communities and Slovenia, which is currently at the helm of the Council of the EU, the press release says.

Janša highlighted the role of religious freedom and dialogue among the believers of different faiths in promoting increased tolerance, respect and mutual understanding.

The meeting featured co-chairmen of the council, Mufti Nedžad Grabus of Sarajevo, Rabbi Schlomo Hofmeister of Vienna, Mufti Nevzet Porić of Ljubljana, Elie Rosen, the head of the Jewish communities in Graz and Ljubljana, and other top religious leaders of the Muslim and Jewish communities in Austria, Italy, Germany, Poland and the UK.

The European Muslim and Jewish Leadership Council is a non-profit organisation that strives to protect the universal right to freedom of religion and freedom of religious practice in Europe. It also promotes respect, dialogue and peaceful co-existence of different cultures and religions.


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