H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, opened the 5th Annual Conference of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies in Abu Dhabi, under the theme ‘Alliance of Virtues An Opportunity for Global Peace’.
During the first day of the three-day event, Sheikh Abdullah presented the 4th Al Hassan bin Ali International Peace Award to Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed, praising their constructive role to achieve peace in the Horn of Africa. Both awards were received by the ambassadors of the two countries. Around 800 representatives of various religions, international human rights organisations, and a wide range of scholars, thinkers and researchers worldwide are taking part in the forum.