"Boutros Boutros-Ghali Answers Ali El Samman"
France-Pays Arabes, March 1993
The major role that the ADIC can and does play in promoting inter-religious tolerance was underlined in a message addressed to Dr. Ali El Samman by the secretary general of the United Nations, Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, last January in Geneva. He responded to the concerns expressed by the Association for International Muslim Christian Dialogue and Inter-religious Conferences regarding the situation in Bosnia by committing to do everything possible to punish war criminals. "I have received your appeal," he writes in his letter, "and share your emotions regarding the crimes against humanity perpetrated on the territory of former Yugoslavia. I support your actions and commit myself to act, within the framework of the United Nations, to condemn and punish the war criminals. But, beyond this it is necessary to work for dialogue, reconciliation, and peace. Your Muslim-Christian association has a very special role to play in the promotion of this dialogue and this reconciliation."