Alfano hosts first Council for Relations with Italian Islam

Tasked with proposing integration strategies

(ANSA) - Rome, January 19 - Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Tuesday presided over the first meeting of the Council for Relations with Italian Islam. "The Council will be tasked with providing opinions and formulating proposals on...the integration of the Islamic population in Italy," Alfano said.
    "Respect and collaboration between religious and cultural identities in Italy must be the premise for a dialogue that will enrich democracy, promoting the reasons of peace, social cohesion, and unity," the minister continued.
    That dialogue intends to "favor a community of intents among all those who...intend to contribute to the peaceful development and prosperity of the country, in the full respect our laws and our Christian and humanistic tradition," he said.


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