Vienna, 11 November 2005 Press release

Ministry for Foreign Affairs invites media representatives to press conference in lead-up to Islam conference


With Plassnik, Shakfeh, Haas and Harrer

Vienna, 11 November 2005 - In the lead-up to the international conference "Islam in a Pluralistic World" the Ministry for Foreign Affairs invites interested media representatives to a press conference on Monday, 14 November.

Participants: Minister for Foreign Affairs Ursula Plassnik; the General Secretary of the Austrian Oriental Society Hammer-Purgstall, Siegfried Haas (co-organiser); the President of the Islamic Religious Community in Austria, Prof. Anas Shakfeh, who will speak at the conference on the topic of peaceful cohabitation of Muslims and Christians; and the journalist and Islam expert Gudrun Harrer.

Venue: Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Press Centre 1014 Vienna, Minoritenplatz 8

Date/Time: Monday, 14 November at 10.00 a.m.

You are kindly requested to arrive by 9.45 a.m.

Media representatives are asked to pre-register with the Press Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The deadline for registrations is 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 11 November, 2005.

We kindly ask for your understanding that entrance will only be granted to pre-registered media representatives. A valid press pass must be presented to the porter at Minoritenplatz 8. The media representatives will be collected from the Visitors' Room.

Contact for further enquiries:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Press Department
Tel.: (++43-5) 01150-3262, 4550
Fax: (++43-5) 01159-213