(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The US-Islamic World Forum urged both sides to openly discuss their differences and to tackle fundamentalism and violence on Wednesday.
In a concluding statement, the workgroup issued several recommendations calling for supporting dialogue, tackling violence and fundamentalism, openly resolving differences between both sides, strengthening civil society organisations and encouraging gender equality.
Chairman of Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue Ibrahim Al Naimi underlined the need for the continued support of relations between both sides due to their major global influence.
After the conclusion of the talks, Al-Naimi was quoted by Qatar news agency (QNA) as saying that the event addressed a number of key topics, including Muslim minorities in Western societies.
The focal point in this issue is these minorities' search for citizenship amid their quest to have a positive role and influence in the community they live in, while maintaining their values, principles and Islamic faith, he added.
He described fundamentalism as "the biggest concern in the West towards the Muslim world," explaining that Western media plays a negative role on this.