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Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (left) talks with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein in Riyadh, Feb. 16, 2017. AFP

Kuala Lumpur – Saudi Arabia and Malaysia revealed the commencement of their coordination to continue necessary arrangements to launch King Salman Center for Global Peace within 90 days from the announcement date, in the framework of what the two countries have earlier announced regarding establishing the center in Malaysia.

Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin bin Hussein Onn and and Makkah-based Muslim World League Secretary General Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Isa, who is also supervisor general of the Intellectual War Center, an affiliate of the defense ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, held on Saturday a joint press conference to highlight the joint Saudi-Malaysian announcement to establish an international peace center in Malaysia to be named “King Salman Center for International Peace.”

The center will be established in collaboration among Intellectual War Center, the Security and Defense Center, affiliate of the ministry of defense of Malaysia, Malaysian Islamic Teachings University and the Muslim World League, who have agreed on a 90-day period to launch the facility.

The two senior officials confirmed that the Kingdom and Malaysia have agreed to be partners in launching the center soon as they share identical point of view on the vision, message, values and objectives of the center.

They asserted that the center will be specialized in laying the foundations of peace, tolerance values, consolidating the concepts of moderation, enhancing the positive profile of Islam, defusing the shameful accusations launched every time and then against the religion, confronting the ideologies of terrorism and extremism and spreading its message abroad targeting the wise minds of the whole world.

The Malaysian media has shown great interest in the new intellectual peace organization, illustrating it as part of the two countries’ rapprochement dimensions.

It noted that Malaysia is always the home of moderation and tolerance, and it forms an important option for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as its approach matches the Kingdom’s endeavors for enforcing the moderate and balanced positions of the country.