Wales: Muslims celebrate 10 years of Welsh devolution
The Muslim Council of Wales held a dinner in the City hall to celebrate 10 years of Wales Devolution and to honour First Minister, Rhodri Morgan AM, for his achievements and services to Wales.
Over 400 guests attended from all walks of life; from business, academia, charities, faith groups and non-governmental agencies.
Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Wales (MCW), Saleem Kidwai OBE, congratulating Morgan, said the presence of people from different walks of life “is a testament of their love, respect, appreciation of your service to our nation, your dedication, belief, enthusiasm, passion and sheer commitment to serve our country Wales is what we all value.”
Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales, Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, said that the evening to celebrate the ten of Devolution was, “if anything, a sign of the Wales of the future.”
Morgan made an emotional speech praising the diverse nature of the Welsh culture and the rising threats to our multicultural Wales.
The First Minister said Wales was “the ultimate bifocal country.”
Source: Muslim News (English)