Under Saudi King, Russia-Islamic World meeting to happen on Wednesday

Jeddah — Under Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Al-Saud, Russia-Islamic World meeting of the Group of Strategic Vision (GSV) will take place on Wednesday in the Jeddah city.

The theme of the meeting will be “Dialogue and Prospects for Cooperation”, which will include a broad participation of officials, scholars, and intellectuals from the Russian Federation and Islamic countries to discuss common issues and the prospects of cooperation in confronting the existing challenges.

The GSV comprises of 33 state and public figures from 27 Muslim countries, which also includes former prime ministers, former ministers of foreign affairs, and many religious figures from the Islamic world.

Russia has been making efforts to strengthen its relations with the Islamic world, and this meeting comes to bridge the gaps between the followers of different religions and cultures.

The Group was established in 2006 under the supervision of Evgeny Maksimovich Primakov and Mintimer Sharipovich Shaimiev after the Russian Federation joined the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as an observer member. Currently, the group will focus on developing measures to strengthen a long-term cooperation between Russia and Islamic countries.