The Inter-religious Council of Albania, represented by five heads of religious communities in our country, signed today on date May, 17, 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding with the Coordination Center against Violent Extremism (CVE).
At this ceremony held at the CVE offices were attended by the highest representatives of the religious communities, respectively, the Head of the Albanian Muslim Community H. Bujar Spahiu, the Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and all Albania His Apostasy Anastasi (at the same time chairman of Albania IRC), the Archbishop of Tirana and Durrës, Mons. George Frendo, Bektashi World leader, H. Dede Edmond Brahimaj and the Head of the Evangelical Brotherhood of Albania Pastor Ylli Doçi.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Inter-religious Council of Albania (IRCA) and the Center of Coordination against Violent Extremism (CVE) was signed by the five leaders mentioned above, as well as by Mr. Agron Sojati, director of the CVE, during the presentation of this memorandum, highly praised the work and contribution of all religious communities over the years, not only for the spirit of interfaith dialogue and harmony but also for social peace and the model they offer.
In the name of the Inter-Religious Council, a greeting was also delivered by H. Bujar Spahiu, who emphasized the cooperation between not only religious institutions but also cooperation with state institutions for the prevention of any form of radicalism and extremism by firmly preserve the value of interfaith coexistence and understanding.
During this ceremony were present also senior officials of religious communities, as well as the Secretary General of the Interreligious Council of Albania Dr. Genti Kruja.
The Memorandum of Understanding emphasizes the following points: