24 May 2019 03:02 PM

Azhar Imam highlights importance of African media in boosting rapprochement among Africa

Monday، 18 February 2019 - 01:05 PM
Azhar Imam highlights importance of African media in boosting rapprochement among Africa

Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El Tayyeb on Sunday 17/2/2019 described media as one of the most important modern tools that could be used to tackle major challenges in Africa.

We all rely on the African media to support rapprochement and communication between the continent's countries and peoples, promote their unity and defend their interests, Tayyeb said at a meeting with Chairman of Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) Makram Mohamed Ahmed, accompanied by a delegation of African journalists and media men.

He added that Al Azhar spares no effort to fight the extremist ideology prevalent in a number of African countries, through its institutes and envoys throughout the continent.

Al Azhar decided to form a committee specialized in African affairs on the occasion of Egypt's 2019 chairmanship of the African Union, Tayyeb said.

Al Azhar has designed a program to train African imams and preachers on how to confront extremist ideologies and address different challenges facing their societies, he said.

In turn, the SCMR head hailed Al Azhar's role in supporting African students, appreciating the important role played by the Grand Imam in spreading the values of world peace, and advocating coexistence and dialogue among all peoples.

 

MENA

 


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