Bridging the faith divide


Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (l) welcomes Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios (r) at the 2nd International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East, in Athens, Monday. Organized by Greece’s Foreign Ministry, the two-day forum, first held in 2015, aims to promote ties between the region’s different religious and cultural groups. "The demand for peaceful coexistance, pluralism and for a culture against intolerance and fundamentalism is more evident than ever," Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis said ahead of an official dinner late Monday. [ANA-MPA]