Members of the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia - Islamic World" gathered together in Moscow on June,12 to take part in a regular meeting under the chairmanship of the President of Tatarstan R.N. Minnikhanov and with one mind reached the following.
Events of recent years indicate that the current international security system is experiencing a profound crisis, one of its results is the formation of new centers of tension.
This crisis has been used by terrorist organizations, leading an armed struggle against sovereign states.
Their ideology and practice are generated by distortion of the basic postulates of Islam as a religion of justice, moderation and solidarity and are a threat not only for the Islamic nation, but also for the whole human civilization;
Members of the Group believe that today, more than ever, it is necessary to unite the efforts of different countries, influential public institutions, people of good will to resist this growing threat, which also contributes the expansion of cooperation between Russia and Muslim countries;
Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Islamic world covers many other areas of social and political development. The intensification of information exchange is of great importance. Creation of a special website “Russia – Islamic World” in Russian and English languages is intended better to acquaint Russian people with cultural and spiritual diversity of Islamic nations and Muslims around the world – with various aspects of life of the Russian people;
Participants of the meeting welcome the intensification of financial and economic cooperation between Islamic world’s countries and Russia, which favors closer relations among nations and prevents monopoly in the global economy.
Interaction between the secular and the spiritual science, the intellectual and theological circles is aimed at supporting the ideological diversity and pluralism of opinion, the study and promotion of traditional values and rich spiritual heritage. In this connection we intend to gather the conference of theologians and scientists in Moscow in autumn.
We believe that the more nations will understand each other, the closer their interaction will be, so we will do special emphasis in the publication of scientific, spiritual, fiction literature, organizing youth camps, festivals and exhibitions, cultural exchange programs.
To improve the efficiency of the Group, we plan to hold our meetings annually.
Participants of the meeting highly appreciate relations of Russian Federation with Islamic world and express hope that Moscow will continue to play a constructive role in solving the problems of the Muslim states.
All delegates expressed their gratitude to the Russian side and personally to the Chairman of the Strategic Vision Group “Russia – Islamic World”, President of the Republic of Tatarstan R. Minnikhanov for the hospitality and excellent organization of the forum.