US President Donald Trump will deliver a major address on religious freedom next week in New York in which he will call on the international community to take concrete steps to prevent attacks against people on the basis of their religious beliefs, according to White House on Tuesday.
Trump will host and provide keynote remarks at the Global Call to protect religious freedom event on September 23 at the United Nations Headquarters, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said.
Vice President Mike Pence will also be present at the event and will introduce President Trump.
“The President will call on the international community to take concrete steps to prevent attacks against people on the basis of their religion or beliefs and to ensure the sanctity of houses of worship and all public spaces for all faiths”, Grisham said.
Trump is working to broaden international support for ongoing efforts to protect religious freedom in the wake of increasing persecution of people on the basis of their beliefs and a growing number of attacks on and destruction of houses of worship by state and non-state actors, the White House official said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump has revealed five finalists to replace John Bolton as the next national security advisor.
Last week, Trump had asked John Bolton to resign as national security advisor.
(With PTI inputs)