Almotamar.net, Saba - Vice President Abduh Raboh Mansor Hadi launched on Sunday activities of Tarim as Islamic Culture Capital for 2010.
In the opening ceremony, the vice president pointed out to concern of the political leadership represented by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to enhance cultural aspects in the country, indicating to the historical status of Tarim city and its role to spread the Islam to different world parts.
All citizens of 22nd May are proud to choose the city by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) to be Islamic cultural capital for this year, Hadi said.
He said that such event reflected contributions of Yemeni to spread Islam that calls for moderation, justice, freedom and equality among human beings.
Hadi wished success for activities of this big event.
Tarim city was approved to be the Islamic Culture Capital 2010 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
The city is famous for its 365 mosques and prominent Islamic architecture. The most famous of these is the Mihdhar Mosque, with the distinctive architecture of its 150 meter-high mud minaret.
In 2007 the opposition Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah) Islamic oriented Party maintained its having political and media sway over the Joint meeting Parties (JMP) block, also consisting of Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist Organisation.
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