His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders has met Dr. Azza Karam, the Secretary-General of the ‘Religions for Peace’ international coalition. The meeting took place in the capital of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan in the run up the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions which will take place on 14 and 15 September 2022.
During the meeting, Dr. Karam presented his organization’s various projects and initiatives that seek to promote dialogue and coexistence. She pointed to the potential for Religions for Peace to partner with Al-Azhar and the Muslim Council of Elders to further enhance humanitarian projects around the world. The Secretary-General also stressed the important role played by the Grand Imam in promoting peace and countering extremism and the global need for such important figures. She concluded by stating that the signing of the Document on Human Fraternity was a truly historic moment that came at an important time for the world.
For his part, the Grand Imam stressed the importance of integrating all humanitarian and civil organizations and establishing partnerships to counter extremism and empower young people, who will be future ambassadors of peace. His Eminence also expressed his support for refugees and all vulnerable people around the world.