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CAIRO - President Barack Obama called for stronger relations between the United States and Muslims during his speech in Cairo, Egypt. Obama said together they can work to make a difference and seek peace; and tackle educational, economic and scientific issues.
“We have a responsibility to join together on behalf of the world we seek,” said President Obama. “A world where extremists no longer threaten our people, and American troops have come home; a world where Israelis and Palestinians are each secure in a state of their own, and nuclear energy is used for peaceful purposes; a world where governments serve their citizens, and the rights of all God’s children are respected.”
President Obama also announced a new international fund “to support technological development in Muslim majority countries”. His plans also include a partnership with the Organization of Islamic Conference to eliminate polio.
Obama said that if the United States and the Muslim world work together versus competing against one another than they can “confront violent extremism” across the world and spur dynamic change.