The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has met a delegation from the Indonesian Nahdlatul Ulama Islamic Organization in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. The delegation is 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, Judge Abdelsalam expressed his great admiration of the Nahdlatul Ulama Islamic Organization, which is considered to be one of the largest and most important Islamic organizations in southeast Asia. He praised the organization for its significant role in the field of education and its long relationship with the Muslim Council of Elders. He also revealed that the Muslim Council of Elders is looking to launch a number of projects in Indonesia alongside the Nahdlatul Ulama organization in order to raise awareness of various issues among young people in the southeast Asian nation.
For their part, the Nahdlatul Ulama delegation thanked the Muslim Council of Elders under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar for its role in promoting global peace as well as advocating for dialogue and tolerance. They cited the Grand Imam’s international tours as having had a profound impact on revealing Islam’s true image as well as combatting extremism. The delegation also congratulated the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders for receiving the Astana Medal from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan His Excellency Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in recognition of his role in promoting interfaith dialogue and human fraternity.