Rhodes, October 9, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency
By Spiros Sideris
In the impressive Castle of the Knights in Rhodes the proceedings of the 13th Rhodes Forum titled: “The World Beyond Global Disorder” got underway.
The event was greeted by the representative of the Metropolitan of Rhodes Mr. Cyril, the Mayor of Rhodes Mr. Fotis Hatzidiakou and President of the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations, Vladimir Yakunin.
In their speeches they stressed the necessity of dialogue for the resolution of disputes, protection of diversity and freedom of political and religious expression, while Mr. Giakounin pledged he will try for the Rhodes Forum to be the starting point of every effort for peace in the world.
The official works commence on Friday with the participation of ministers Nikos Xydakis and Yannis Amanatidis representing Greece.
The Forum takes place for the 13th time in Rhodes and is a forum of expression for the academic and political community, as well as active citizens and movements worldwide. More than 600 participants and guests from 60 different countries will participate in this year’s proceedings.