(NEW YORK)- Pakistan called on the international community to strengthen mechanisms and actions for the promotion of dialogue and understanding among all religions and civilizations, says a press release received from New York on Friday.
The resolution introduced by Pakistan and Philippines and co-sponsored by 43 countries was adopted by the UN General Assembly by consensus.
Pakistani envoy said that much of the growing mistrust could be traced to the growing gap in understanding and lack of tolerance among the various religions and civilizations of the world. “Extremist and terrorist groups exploit this gap to propagate their own toxic agenda”, he added.
Pakistani diplomat said that despite differences, religions and cultures have a lot of commonality that can actually unite us. “We need to build on these shared values”.