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A 1st int’l gathering of Islamic political parties to be held in Tehran

Among other things, the gathering is to discuss ways of promoting cooperation among political parties across the Islamic world.

On December 27, in a brief report, Etemad, a daily, reported that a first gathering of political parties from Islamic nations will be held in Tehran on January 8 on the sidelines of an International Islamic Unity Conference. What follows is the translation of the report:

The gathering brings together participants from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey’s Felicity Party, Lebanon’s Amal Movement and Hezbollah, Afghanistan, Iraq’s Islamic Dawa Party and the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Tunisia, Bahrain, Malaysia, Algeria, Sudan, Tajikistan, the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine and Hamas.

The gathering will discuss a variety of topics, including denunciation of violence, extremism in the eyes of Islamic parties, the role of political common ground in unity among parties and political leaders, the role of Islamic parties in bringing followers of different Islamic sects closer, practical ways of securing international cooperation among parties in Islamic countries.

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