The World Assembly of Islamic Awakening was put forward a year ago and its first conference was an general forum on the Islamic Awakening in Tehran…, which was attended by 80 Muslim and non-Muslim countries with Muslim minorities.” Ali Akbar Velayati, secretary-general of World Assembly of Islamic AwakeningAn international conference on women and the Islamic Awakening will open in Tehran on Tuesday with an address by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. About 700 foreign guests from five continents have been invited to the conference, including prominent Shia and Sunni Muslim women, Mehr News Agency reported on Monday. “The World Assembly of Islamic Awakening was put forward a year ago and its first conference was the general forum on Islamic Awakening in Tehran…, which was attended by 80 Muslim and non-Muslim countries with Muslim minorities,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, secretary-general of the Assembly.
He added that about 70 percent of the invitees to all conferences on Islamic Awakening are Sunni Muslims and 30 percent are Shias while Arab and non-Arab Muslims from Southeast Asia, Africa and other places have also attended such events.The World Conference on Women and Islamic Awakening, Velayati said, will be held at Tehran’s Milad Tower on July 10-11, with President Ahmadinejad delivering the inaugural address. The official said women from 80 countries have been invited to the conference and 90 percent of the invitees have already arrived in Iran and are currently touring major Iranian cities like Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Qom. SS/HGH/AZ