His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders has met Singaporean Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean alongside a delegation of Singaporean parliamentarians and diplomats in Singapore’s embassy in Cairo. During the meeting, the pair discussed various issues including global terrorism and intellectual ways to counter it, as well possible ways to combat climate change and the danger it poses to all future generations. The Grand Imam remarked that the world is currently facing many challenges and crises that can be addressed by leaning on religious voices and teachings. His Eminence added that attempts to sideline religion from society will likely fail, much like previous attempts that have gone against the unified will of the people. For his part, Teo Chee Hean expressed his delight at meeting and speaking with His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders. He emphasized that the Grand Imam is an iconic figure not only for Muslims but for all moderate people from different cultural and racial backgrounds.