Second World Buddhist Forum Closes With Harmonious Note

April 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Xinhua News Agency

The Second World Buddhist Forum was wrapped up Wednesday in Taipei with messages of hope from leading Buddhist figures.

"We are convinced the forum will enhance the communication and integration of the Buddhist community all over the world," Venerable Master Kok Kwong, president of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association, said in a speech at the closing ceremony.

"It will also strengthen the friendship between the Buddhists in the world and contribute to the sustainable development of Buddhism and a harmonious world," he said.

More than 1,000 eminent monks, scholars and figures from around 50 countries and regions attended the closing ceremony.