His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders has met Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Religious Affairs Shaykh Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh in the capital of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan. The pair are in Kazakhstan to attend the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions which began today in the Central Asian country.
During the meeting, the Grand Imam extended his deep appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud along with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s important leadership role as well as the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ efforts in spreading tolerance and coexistence in society.
For his part, the Saudi Minister of Religious Affairs affirmed the Grand Imam’s important role in spreading knowledge and the values of tolerance and dialogue while countering hate and extremism. He also praised the Grand Imam, Al-Azhar and the Muslim Council of Elders for being beacons of moderateness in the Islamic world.