The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam met with the Malaysian Minister of Religious Affairs, His Excellency Senator Dato Idris bin Ahmad. The pair discussed potential cooperation to promote the values of human fraternity amongst people of different religious and cultural backgrounds.
Senator Idris bin Ahmad expressed Malaysia’s appreciation of the Muslim Council of Elders and its Chairman, His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, and their continued efforts in promoting peace, coexistence and tolerance, which led to the 2019 signing of the historic Document on Human Fraternity by the Grand Imam and His Holiness Pope Francis. The Minister conveyed Malaysia’s willingness to cooperate with the Council to uphold the noble mutual values shared by both parties.
For his part, Judge Abdelsalam said, “Malaysia has long been a model of interreligious and inter-cultural coexistence, both regionally and internationally. The Council is proud to have Malaysian representation through the membership of former Minister of Religious Affairs Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, who plays a key supportive role in promoting the Council’s vision and objectives.”