|Iran, Syria to launch joint anti-Wahhabism TV channel||
Tehran and Damascus are after launching a joint TV channel, a move Iran's culture minister Ali Jannati says is in line with the long-term objectives of the two countries to fight Wahhabism and to promote solidarity and unity among Muslim nations, According to Iranian Tasnim News Agency.
“We are trying to launch a joint television channel and pursue the two countries’ long-term goals in the unity of Islamic countries via that channel,” Jannati said in a meeting with Syria’s Minister of Religious Endowments Muhammad Abd al-Sattar al-Sayyid, here in Tehran on Saturday.
According to Jannati, the two Muslim nations have also agreed to broaden ties via exchange of scientific and cultural experiences, as well as exchange of university students.
The Syrian minister, for his part, praised the idea of a joint TV channel as a “big measure” and insisted that it should replace "Wahhabi-affiliated" channels.
“We must emphasize the Islamic unity issues and proximity of schools of thought in this channel,” Sayyid explained.
The meeting also saw the two ministers sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a wide range of cultural, religious and charity issues.
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