|1380 Sunni, Shia scholars to attend Islamic unity meeting in Tehran||
TEHRAN – Tehran will host an international conference on Islamic unity from January 17-19, the secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought announced on Tuesday.
The conference entitled “The Holy Quran and Its Role in Uniting the Islamic Ummah” will bring together 1380 Sunni and Shia scholars from 58 countries, Ayatollah Mohsen Araki told reporters.
The participants are from Muslim and non-Muslim countries, the ayatollah said.
President Hassan Rouhani will open the conference by delivering a speech, he added.
He said Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will also present a speech to the participants.
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