Politicians, scholars and economists from Moslem countries began an importance conference in London on Monday (4 July).
GV EXTERIOR Commonwealth Institute and flags (2 shots)
GV Islamic Council Secretary-General, Mr. Salem Azzam about to address conference, people behind him on rostrum seated
CU Delegates seated at top table(3 shots)
GV ZOOM INTO CU Mr. Azzam speaks in English
CU Sheikh Abdul Haleem Mahmoud of Cairo speaking in Arabic
AZZEM: "The Council is an independent organisation, supported by all those who believe in the projection of Islam. The Council lay great emphasis on creating a better understanding and awareness of the massage of Islam, and as such is dedicated to human happiness and welfare and progress. I believe such an understanding will lead to cooperation and cohesion.
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Background: Politicians, scholars and economists from Moslem countries began an importance conference in London on Monday (4 July). It's the first Moslem conference of its kind to be held in Europe.
SYNOPSIS: The conference is being held at London's Commonwealth, Institute. At the opening session, the Secretary General of the Islamic Council of Europe, Mr. Salem Azzam, gave welcoming speech in English. The conference brings together politicians, scholars and economists to discuss the way the Moslem community can influence world economic development. Mr. Azzam outlined his councils's aims.
An address followed by Sheikh Abdul Haleam Mahmoud of Egypt. A former member of the Egyptian Cabinet, the Shiekh is now Rector of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, and one of his country's most distinguished experts of Islamic affairs. The organisers of the conference say it will undertake an objective review of the present economic policies, plans and institution in the Moslem countries.