Ambassador Bakhtari gives speech on peaceful co-existence
On the occasion of Prophet Mohammed`s birthday, H.E. Mrs. Manizha Bakhtari, Ambassador of Afghanistan, gave a speech on peaceful co-existence in a multicultural society. The seminar on peaceful co-existence was organised by Resalat Afghan Religious and Cultural Centre.
On the occasion of Prophet Mohammed`s birthday, which was celebrated on 24 January 2013, H.E. Mrs. Manizha Bakhtari, Ambassador of Afghanistan accredited to All Nordic Countries, gave a speech on peaceful co-existence in a multicultural society. The seminar on peaceful co-existence was organised by Resalat Afghan Religious and Cultural Centre, and it took place in Mjøndalen on 2 February 2013. The seminar marked this special holiday with an esteemed message that is the aim of living peacefully next to each other.
The organisers invited, among others, Mr. Morten Eriksrød, Major of Buskerud County, Mr. Bent Inge Bye, Major of Nedre Eiker Municipality, Mr. Tore Opdal Hansen, Major of Drammen Municipality and other religious leaders . There were many Norwegians and Afghans in the audience gathered to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed and to discuss peaceful co-existence.
As one of the speakers, Ambassador Bakhtari congratulated all Muslims for the occasion and thanked the organisers for arranging the seminar and for the invitation as well. In her speech, Ambassador Bakhtari underlined the significance of understanding and openness towards other cultures in order to be able to live peacefully in any areas of the world. Further, she pointed out that there are important means to get acquainted with other cultures and so appreciate and respect them, such as cultural days, joint ventures and dialogs. “Peaceful co-existence can be reached through constant care and work from the political leaders and from the individuals in the society. It depends on us how receptive we are and whether we can put aside our differences and peacefully together”- she added.
The Embassy of Afghanistan appreciates the work of the cultural centre as its aim is to build bridge between different cultures, especially between Afghan culture and Norwegians and promote a positive image about Muslims and Afghans in Norway. While doing so, the centre organise seminars, conferences on religion, language and culture.