An Islamic Relief delegation attended the founding conference for the Arab NGOs Network headed by His Highness the Amir, Talal Ben Abdel Aziz in Beirut. The conference was held from 23rd to 25th April 2002.
Islamic Relief contributed to the founding of the Network, which consists of hundreds of NGOs from across the Arabic-speaking world. Mr Hussein Hijazie, Islamic Relief's Lebanon representative, addressed the conference and explained why a British-based Islamic NGO such as Islamic Relief was part of the Network.
He also encouraged forging relationships with Western NGOs, and approaching them all with an open mind within the boundaries and principles of Islam.