53rd AFIC Congress of Muslims Australia – AFIC was held in Sydney
Dr Rateb Jneid of Perth elected as the New President of AFIC
The 53rd Annual Congress of Muslims
Australia (AFIC), the national umbrella body of the Australian Muslim community
was held in Sydney during the weekend. Delegates attending from all States of
Australia including Christmas Island, ACT and Northern Territory met over two
days to review AFIC’s activities, give directives and policies for the future
and to elect a new President and Executive Committee.
As per tradition, a Congress Dinner was held to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of Muslims Australia The inter-state delegates and Muslim leaders were joined by many other members of the Muslim community of Sydney and many friends and colleagues from the Multicultural and religious communities including political leaders. On Saturday 6th May 2017, MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA’s dinner was held at the Mascot Ballroom of Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport.
Dr Rateb Jneid from Perth was elected
as the New President, Mr Jamal El Kholed from Queensland was elected as the new
Vice President, Mr Harun Abdullah from Tasmania was re-elected as the Secretary
and Dr Abul Khair Jalaluddin from NSW was elected as the Treasurer. The other
members of the Executive include Mr Kazim Ates from Melbourne as Assistant
Secretary, Mr Bilal Rifai as Assistant Treasurer, and Mr Sabrija Poskovic as an
Executive Committee member.
The Executive Committee and the office-bearers will hold office for the next three years.
New President AFIC Dr Rateb Jneid
Dr Jneid, addressing the Congress Dinner
assured the guests that AFIC under his leadership will be transparent and will
work hand in hand with the AFIC State Councils and Societies to uplift the
image of AFIC and thanked the outgoing Executive Committee and its President Mr
Keysar Trad for their outstanding performance during the difficult times.
He further stated that AFIC will utilise its resources towards uniting communities in Australia’s multicultural society, and make Australia a proud country that all Australians call home.
Former President Mr Keysar Trad
Bosnian Imam Jasmin Bekric
Senator Hon.Dr Richard Di Natale
Imam of Lakemba Mosque Shaykh Yahya Safi
Munir Mohammed, President Dr Rateb Jneid, Consul General Pakistan Abdul Majid Yousfani, Syed Zafar Hussain and Deputy Mayor Liverpool Ali Karnib
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