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During the meting, he urged them to continue their work to foster cooperation and interreligious dialogue between the two faiths.

The participants agreed upon a set of principles shared by both faiths.

Among them, were their common belief in one God providing a holistic understanding of justice, their belief in human dignity, and how justice can adapt to challenges.

They also agreed that religious leaders have a responsibility to denounce injustice, and to promote greater cooperation between the faiths.

The next meeting between the two groups will take place in Tehran in 2014.