DAVAO CITY- SINGAPORE President Halimah Yacob will be the third head of state to visit Davao City when she arrives in the city. Yacob, Singapore’s first female president is set to participate and engage in a dialogue with the youth organized by the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia at the Ateneo de Davao University.
Al Qalam executive director Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan said around 100 youths- composed of Muslim, Christans and indingenous Peoples- are expected to participate in the wherein Yacob will sharing Singapore’s experiences in fostering interfaith harmony and social cohesion.
Lidasan said among the topics to be discussed are the salient provisions of the document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living together, The Mindanao Youth Leaders in inter-Faith Dialogue and improving the Philippines- Singapore relations.
“The dialogue will give lessons learned on both sides, Singapore and Philippines in terms of interreligious dialogue”. Lidasan said.
“President Halima symbolizes a strong Muslim woman, She can inspire our youth today to work peace and development and good governance through inter religious dialogue and unity of all faiths as written in the human fraternity documents”. Lidasan added.