Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb, said that Saudi Arabia plays an important role in serving Arab and Muslim causes and defending their issues.
During his meeting with Ahmed Kattan, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Cairo, he said that Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, plays an important role in supporting and serving the interests of the Arab and Islamic nation and defending its causes.
Sheikh al-Azhar lauded the distinguished efforts exerted by ambassador Ahmed Kattan to strengthen the relations between the Kingdom and Egypt, especially in cooperation between al-Azhar and the religious institutions in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Kattan stressed that al-Azhar has a great place in the hearts of Muslims for its prominent role in spreading tolerance, countering extremist ideology, correcting misconceptions and eliminating the rhetoric of violence, fanaticism and hatred.
The Saudi Ambassador expressed his great appreciation to the Grand Imam and his efforts on the establishment of human peace and the dissemination of a culture of tolerance and coexistence among the various countries and peoples of the world.