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Southern Sudan Islamic council to hold general conference next month.

August 28, 2009 (JUBA) -- South Sudan Islamic advisory council will hold its general conference for southern Sudan Muslims following the end of Ramadan while the states conferences will be organized during the holy month. The decision has been taken in a meeting of the advisory council on Thursday held in Home and Away Hotel in Juba, headed by Mr. Abdel-Baki Akol the chairperson of the Council. The southern Sudan Islamic body also was briefed on the performance of the higher preparatory committee of the conference by Mr. Tahir Bior the head of the panel. The Council approved the holding of conferences of southern Sudan states and passed a draft statute of the advisory council before to submit it to the General Conference. Last week, Sudanese First Vice-President and President of Southern Sudan government Salva Kiir Maydrit stressed the importance of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence in the semi-autonomous region. Kiir addressing the advisory council of Muslims in South Sudan reiterated the respect of Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) "respects all religions an treating them without discrimination." (ST)

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Date:Aug 29, 2009
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