Secretary General's Message to KAICIID’s Friends

13 June 2019

Dear Friends, Esteemed Partners and Colleagues

By now you may have heard news from Austria, our host country, concerning a vote in Parliament to terminate that country’s status within KAICIID’s Council of Parties.

We are of course very concerned at this development, which has arisen in part because of the increasingly heated nature of Austrian pre-election politics.   We are assessing the legal and practical implications and we will update as and when the picture becomes clearer.  Whatever the case, any process arising from this move will take a long time to play out.

In the meantime we are committed to our mission and things will proceed as normal.  KAICIID welcomes this opportunity to thank all of you, from Vienna-based staff to staff in the field, to the Board and Advisory Forum members, to all those involved globally in our programmes and finally to all organisations and individuals with whom we have worked, for your tireless commitment to partnership in interreligious dialogue.


His Excellency Faisal bin Muaammar, Secretary General of KAICIID