The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam met with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Ahmad Khan at the Council’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. During the meeting, the pair discussed potential cooperation, the diverse heritage of international law, as well as the Council’s role in promoting peaceful coexistence.
During the meeting, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court underlined the importance of showing how the roots of international law come from all regions, that it is the heritage of all humankind. He praised the Muslim Council of Elders under the Chairmanship of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb for its work in spreading peace and coexistence globally. He also recognized the Council’s efforts in addressing a variety of humanitarian issues including: the Myanmar issue, the call for an inter-Islamic dialogue, the affirmation of women’s rights to education, and the dispatching of peace convoys.
Khan noted that the United Arab Emirates’ efforts in in promoting peace are telling and that the ‘Human Fraternity Meeting’ in Abu Dhabi is a reflection of those efforts. He also emphasized the importance of disseminating the document’s ideals and seeking to reflect them in international laws and legislation.
For his part, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, the Muslim Council of Elders’ Secretary-General, said that the Council’s mission to advance peace and human fraternity in Muslim and non-Muslim nations is a vision and a message that it proudly carries. He also noted that the Document on Human Fraternity has today become a major source of interest and inspiration for many nations around the world.
Abdelsalam continued, “In light of the difficulties our world is currently facing, there is a crucial role that institutions can play in fostering and sustaining both societal peace and religious freedom.” Abdelsalam applauded the United Arab Emirates in particular for its role in supporting initiatives that promote peace, tolerance, and coexistence while countering hate and human trafficking.