Saudi Prince Salman meets NCMF Secretary Lucman PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 April 2011 16:27

Prince Salman Bin Abdul Azis Al Saud, Governor of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on April 5, received a delegation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) led by Secretary Bai Omera D. Lucman.

The Saudi Prince met the NCMF official and her party at the Governor of Riyadh’s Palace. During the reception they exchanged cordial talks and discussed issues of common interest between their countries, sources said.

The delegation arrived Jeddah on March 28, 2011 by virtue of the invitation of the Minister of Hajj, Dr. Fouad Al-Farsy in preparation for the incoming Umrah and Hajj 2011.

It was learned from Secretary Lucman’s close aid that as a part of their discussion, Prince Salman asked the Secretary how he could be of help to the Filipinos in general and to the Muslim Filipinos in particular.

NCMF was created only a year ago with a very big mandate concerning the preservation and development of the culture, traditions, institutions, and well-being of Muslim Filipinos, in conformity with the country’s laws and in consonance with national unity and development.

In this connection, Secretary Lucman handed a project concept to establish a Philippine Islamic and Cultural Center in the Metro Manila area.

The project cost P20 million Saudi Riyal will house a haj terminal, madrasah, museum, library, sports facilities, and the office of the commission. — HG