The Muslim Council of Elders’ stand at the International Publishing and Book Fair in the Moroccan capital Rabat has held a seminar titled ‘Efforts of Conflict Resolution Groups in Africa’ by Dr. Adel Mousawi, Professor of International Relations at Mohammed V University in Rabat.
Dr. Samir Boudinar, the Executive Director of the Al-Hokama Center for Peace and Research opened the seminar by emphasizing the importance that the Muslim Council of Elders, under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, places on conflict resolution and peace promotion, particularly in the African continent.
Dr. Adel Mousawi, for his part, expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Muslim Council of Elders in seeking to resolve conflicts in Africa. He highlighted that the Council has successfully mediated several disputes on the continent, contributing significantly to achieving internal peace and reconciliation among conflicting parties. He also noted the council’s efforts in promoting values of coexistence, intercultural and interreligious dialogue within the framework of civil peace, and their dedicated work towards enhancing stability and development in Africa.
Mousawi further elaborated on the concept of factions in African nationalist political thought. He discussed various pillars, including the sense of African identity and the rejection of foreign interference, that underpin the concept of factions. He pointed out that while the concept of factions is necessary, it is insufficient to prove African uniqueness. He raised an important question about the availability of the necessary willpower to achieve integration and unity in the African continent.
As a professor of international relations and international law at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Dr. Adel Mousawi emphasized the importance of continued communication and cooperation between the international community and the Muslim Council of Elders in strengthening peace and stability efforts in Africa. He emphasized that African solutions should be based on consultation and cooperation among African nations, including utilizing the expertise and knowledge possessed by the Muslim Council of Elders.
Dr. Mousawi concluded by affirming that regional cooperation and solidarity are the keys to success in achieving peace and stability in Africa. He called for the continued joint efforts to confront challenges and build a prosperous future for the African continent.
The Muslim Council of Elders’ stand at the International Publishing and Book Fair in Rabat is set to host several seminars and activities aimed at rectifying misconceptions, promoting dialogue and tolerance, and building bridges of communication and coexistence. These efforts align with the Council’s message, under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, which aims to enhance peace in Muslim and non-Muslim societies.