The President of the University of Kirkuk, Dr. Abbas Hassan Taqi, received a delegation from the World Religions Convergence Center headed by Sheikh Dr. Kazem Al-Jabri, in the presence of the university's assistants for scientific and administrative affairs and a number of deans.
Prof. Abbas Hassan Taqi said that the university has made great strides in establishing the concepts of peaceful coexistence and social peace among its students at the university. He noted the extraordinary efforts exerted by the university to embrace thousands of students from 7 Iraqi universities, And the establishment of seminars and lectures that promote the fight against extremist ideology and promote the building of a diverse society in Kirkuk through the realization of the concepts of brotherhood and harmony.
The head of the delegation, Dr. Kazem Al - Jabri, expressed his happiness for his presence among a group of university professors who over the past few years have been able to strengthen the spirit of brotherhood among the components of the city of Kirkuk in different national, sectarian and ethnic sectors. Among students, in order to curb the spread of extremist Takfiri ideology, especially after the University was able to achieve the first place in the convergence of religions held in Baghdad last year.
Al-Jabri stressed the importance of the presidency of the University of Kirkuk in the establishment of the first intellectual conference in the middle of next month, in cooperation with the World Association of Religions Convergence and the General Secretariat to confront extremist religious movements, the Sunni Waqf and the Popular Front / North Axis.
The university's assistants also referred to the university's pioneering experience in realizing the concepts of peaceful coexistence and using the element of wisdom in dealing with the difficult conditions experienced by the country during the past years. The university has succeeded in achieving its objectives in this regard through two folds, About 40 thousand students from universities hosted by the University of Kirkuk, and provide the appropriate scientific atmosphere to complete their primary and higher education, and open the doors of the internal departments of hundreds of students. The second part is the establishment of a series of seminars and lectures of dialogue and intellectual students hosted in the various social, psychological and cultural aspects, in order to bring ideas closer and give the spirit of cooperation and peaceful coexistence with the components of the province of Kirkuk brotherhood.
On the sidelines of the visit, Prof. Abbas Hassan gave the University's shield to the head of the delegation in appreciation of his positions and efforts in strengthening the foundations of community peace in Iraq. For his part, the delegation dedicated a book of thanks and appreciation and a collection of sources, books and scientific journals of the University of Kirkuk.