Iran to host major international Islamic conference

Tehran: Iran will host a major Islamic conference to be attended by representatives from more than 80 countries later in November, the media reported on Tuesday.

The 32nd International Islamic Unity Conference, organized by the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, will be held from November 24-26 in Tehran, Tasnim news agency reported.

High-ranking political officials and religious figures, including 10 ministers and 40 Muftis, senior religious scholars, were expected to participate in the international event, according to Xinhua news agency.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani would deliver speeches at the conference.

The Islamic Unity Conference is held annually on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad in an effort to promote stronger solidarity among Muslims and provide appropriate solutions for their problems.