The President of the UOK, Prof. Dr. Akeel Abed Yasseen, warmly welcomed a Norwegian delegation headed by Dr. Kristien Berg, Director of the Institute of Peace in Oslo. The delegation also included Rev. Dr. Trond Bakvi, priest of Lutheran Church in Norway, Dr. Gregory Rejberg, researcher at the Institute of Peace in Oslo, and Dr. Ahmed Al-Erwany , head of the Center of Islamic Studies and Middle East in America.
The two parties discussed the possibilities of scientific cooperation between the UOK and the Norwegian Institute of Peace. Furthermore, the meeting discussed putting forth studies and researches regarding the topic of immigration, its problems, and the reconstruction of cities after their liberation. Dr. Yaseen briefed the delegation about the university, it’s faculties, centers and its strive to come up with resolutions for the problems of sectarianism and immigration. He also stressed on the UNESCO Chair’s big role in adopting the dialogue between religions and fighting sectarianism academically. For his part, the director of the institute expressed his willingness to collaborate with the UOK and take in its professors and researchers.