Source: Arab News
On February 23, 2005 the Arab News reported, "Following an initiative from Crown Prince Abdullah, Senegal will host an [Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)] summit and a Muslim-Christian dialogue in December next year. Senegal’s President Maitre Abdoulaye Wade gave this information to Arab News after opening Senegal’s new embassy in the Diplomatic Quarter here on Monday night. Senegal is among several African and other countries that have moved to the DQ. The president said the Muslim-Christian dialogue will be held immediately following the summit as part of its effort to promote better understanding between Muslims and Christians. These inter-faith relations took a knock in the wake of Sept. 11 that has seen Westerners being targeted by terrorist groups both in Western countries and in the Middle East."