The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has met the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting discussed potential cooperation in the promotion of peace, dialogue and coexistence.
During the meeting, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam stressed that the Muslim Council of Elders under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar supports all efforts aimed at finding fair and effective solutions to assist refugees. This, he clarified, is based on a firm conviction of the necessity to work towards promoting peace and resolving all conflicts and disputes around the world.
For his part, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees commended the efforts of the Muslim Council of Elders in this regard, emphasizing the need to activate the principles outlined in the Abu Dhabi Document on Human Fraternity, which calls for the promotion of dialogue, tolerance, and coexistence. He also highlighted the importance of cooperation in alleviating the suffering of refugees and displaced persons, stating that the coming period will witness further collaboration between the UNHCR and the Muslim Council of Elders in shedding light on the humanitarian problems faced by refugees around the world.