Saudi minister meets religious leaders in Kazakhstan

Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh.

Nur-Sultan, The Gulf Observer: Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh met Rawil Gaynetdin, chairman of the Religious Board of Muslims of the Russian Federation and vice chair Dameer Mohyi Al-Deen, in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, which was attended by more than 100 delegations from 60 countries.

During the meeting, areas of cooperation and issues of common interest, especially those that serve Islamic work, were addressed.

Gaynetdin commended the Kingdom’s prominent position in the Islamic world and international community, its efforts in serving Islam and Muslims around the world, and its historical position in standing with Russia’s Muslims throughout history.

He expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for caring for Muslims around the world, along with Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and visitors.

The Saudi minister also met Yahya Cholil Staquf, chairman of the Executive Council of Nahdlatul Ulama in Indonesia, and his delegation. The meeting addressed areas of cooperation and issues of common interest.

Staquf commended the Kingdom’s efforts in serving Islam and Muslims and spreading moderation and tolerance.

In his speech at the conclusion of the congress meeting, Al-Asheikh stressed the importance of religious leaders in advancing common human values, in addition to the importance of their role in consolidating the principles of moderation and rejection of extremism.

Al-Asheikh highlighted the Kingdom’s role in supporting joint international efforts in combating terrorism and extremism, and its contribution to promoting communication between civilizations through its Islamic message based on peace, justice, tolerance and moderation, and promoting the values ​​of coexistence among religions, civilizations and nations.