Sitagu Sayadaw arrived in Tehran on 29th December at the invitation of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization of the Iranian government:
Sitagu Sayadawgyi has arrived at Teheran, Iran at the invitation of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization of Iran government for the purpose of exchanging views between Buddhism and Islam last night.
Today, Dec 29, the meeting between Buddhist leaders and Islamic Leaders met at the head quarter of Islamic Culture center and Sitagu Sayadawgyi delivered a keynote speech on regarding multilateral dialogue between Buddhism and Islam. After morning secession, Sitagu Sayadawgyi was interviewed by several Iranian Television Networks.
In many ways this is positive news that the most prominent Sayadaw in Burma has undertaken such a visit to explore ways to open dialogue between Buddhists and Muslims.
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