Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation obtains official legal recognition in Italy, thus establishing its presence within the European Union countries
May 8, 2017
In a step towards enhancing its global presence, the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation has been officially recognized and approved as a cultural entity in Italy and is acknowledged in all European Union countries. With this initiative, the Foundation is now treated like other European cultural institutions and enjoys the privileges and legal status accorded to them. It has also established an accredited office in Rome.
To support its new endeavors in Europe, the Foundation formed a special Council, led by Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, with the following members: Former Maltese Parliament President Michael Frendo, Director of the Middle East Centre at the University of Oxford Eugene Rogan, President of Altierro Spinelli Rome Center Luigi Moccia, Former Tunisian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Touhami Abdouli, and President of the International Academy for Poetry Patrizia Martello. Additionally, other prominent political figures will join the council.
Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, the Chairman of the Foundation, stated that the new European recognition and legal accreditation are based on several principles and criteria outlined in the accreditation decision. Among them are the official authorities' endorsement of the Foundation's goals, including its efforts to strengthen and support peace and coexistence initiatives among peoples—a mission shared by European civil society institutions. The Foundation aims to carry out activities related to peace, such as seminars, training courses, and studies in collaboration with universities, institutes, cultural centers, institutions, and organizations in Italy and other EU countries. Moreover, it seeks to engage in any other beneficial activities aligned with the principles of intercultural dialogue in Europe and the Arab world. These efforts are designed to foster a culture that encourages and promotes dialogue, respects religious and civilizational diversity, and safeguards and enhances diversity as an opportunity for civilizational progress and growth across all domains of human and social activities within the context of universal values.
Albabtain expressed gratitude to the friends of the Foundation in Italy, the European Union, and around the world for their trust. He highlighted their efforts, which are based on their belief in the Foundation's mission of promoting a culture of peace, love, and coexistence among nations. This is evident through the conferences and seminars organized by the Foundation, where religious leaders, thinkers, and intellectuals from various backgrounds come together to foster an atmosphere of love and respect among people, advocating for peace and the rejection of conflicts.