Ayatollah Araki, Secretary of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools, said in the sidelines of the 26th International Conference on Islamic Solidarity that in the coming couple of weeks a committee will be launched for international peace.
One of the purposes of the establishment of this committee is to reduce tensions in the Islamic world including the Syrian crisis.
Attendants at the conference asserted that the committee should give top priority to a resolution of the Syrian crisis.
The committee held a gathering with 21 members of Siite and Sunni faiths and its first meeting will be held in Beirut, capital of Lebanon.
Ayatollah Araki said "Right after the committee was publicly announced the head of the rebel group in Syria declared readiness to hold talks.”
He said "The grounds for talks between sides in Syria were laid as a result of the 26th Conference of Islamic Solidarity and we hope that the peace committee will be able to stop bloodshed in Syria.”