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Egypt's participation in 6th Congress of Leaders of World, Traditional Religions

Tuesday، 09 October 2018 - 04:41 PM

The Sixth Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions will be held in Astana, the Kazakh capital, from October 10 to 11,  2018 under the theme of "Religious leaders for a safe world". The event will be attended by many prominent politicians and religious activists.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has officially invited Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb to attend the conference for the pivotal role of Al-Azhar and its international status, as a mosque and university to spread the true image of Islam and to confront the extremist ideas that are currently invading the world.

The congress is considered the biggest dialogue platform in the world where clerics, politicians, scholars and international organizations convene in order to probe a broad range of issues connected with religion and politics.

Egyptian delegation


The participated Egyptian delegation will be led by Al Azhar Grand Imam and President of the Muslim Council of Elders Ahmed el Tayyeb, President of Al-Azhar University Dr. Mohammad Al-Mahrasawi and a number of Al-Azhar leaders and the Muslim Council of Elders.

Conference goals

The Conference seeks to promote global dialogue among religions and cultures while deepening and strengthening mutual understanding and respect among different religious communities. The congress also aims to develop a culture of tolerance and mutual respect as opposed to an ideology of hatred and extremism, and fosters cooperation and interaction with all international organizations and entities that pursue the goals of promoting dialogue among religions, cultures and civilizations.

Al Azhar Grand Imam meetings

Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb is expected to deliver a speech at the conference's main session; he will also meet senior Kazakh officials.

Moreover, he delivers a lecture at Eurasian National University where he will be awarded an honorary doctorate.

Scientific cooperation between Kazakhstan and Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar University has contributed to enhancing cooperation at all levels, especially in the education sector, and has pushed the relations in this field to a greater level. The University has decided to increase the number of grants to citizens of Kazakhstan to 20 grants annually in order to study in the University's various faculties.

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