The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has today met with Haji Yahya Cholil Staquf, the Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama Organization, in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. During the meeting, the pair discussed potential ways to enhance mutual cooperation for the benefit of the Islamic world.
During the meeting, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders expressed his appreciation for the Nahdlatul Ulama Organization, considered the largest Islamic association in Indonesia, for its efforts in the fields of preaching, education, and social work. He also noted that the regional office of the Muslim Council of Elders in Indonesia has a clear strategy to collaborate with major institutions and associations and to promote values of goodness, justice, love, coexistence, and peace with the additional aim of enhancing the role of scholars and reviving Islamic heritage.
For his part, the Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama Organization congratulated the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders on the opening of the Council’s regional office in Jakarta, and the success of the ‘Religions and Climate Change’ conference. He further expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Council under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, in crystallizing a vision for religious leaders and symbols to face global challenges, including climate change. He also expressed his anticipation for further cooperation with the Muslim Council of Elders in various projects and initiatives that serve the Islamic world. The Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama Organization also praised the Muslim Council of Elders and COP28’s imitative to establish a ‘Faith Pavilion’ for the first time in the history of the Conference of Parties. He affirmed the organization’s keenness to participate in the global summit of leaders and symbols of religions on the issue of climate change, which will be held by the Muslim Council of Elders in Abu Dhabi in November.