PARIS (Gamk)–Accompanying former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani’s daughter Fatima Rafsanjani–Alik Editor Seda Davitian–represented the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Ecumenical Conference on Christianity-Islam Relations.
The conference was organized by France’s Christian-Muslim Minorities’ Friendship and Cooperation General Assembly.
Davitian speaking at the conference–noted that Islam and Christianity have shared several common junctures in history. She exemplified the Armenian Genocide of 1915 as one such instance–adding that when the Christian Armenia’s of Turkey were being slaughtered–Islamic Iran embraced the victims of this first genocide of the 20th Century–offering them a refuge from the massacres and the pre-planned deportations.
Similarly–Davitian said that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is being billed as a religious conflict by certain forces who would like to risk friendly relations between the two religions. She denied such claims–calling on conference participants to fight against such assertions which jeopardize relations between Christians and Muslims.
While in Paris–Davitian also visited the Gamk offices–where she met with the editorial and administrative staff of the paper–exchanging ideas on their respective publications.
Davitian also met with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Central Committee of France representatives.
Fatima Rafsanjani is the leader of the women’s movement in Iran.