Abu Dhabi: His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Professor Ahmed Al-Tayeb honored the sacred grounds of the Founder’s Memorial as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received His Eminence at the venue.
Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Dr. Al-Tayeb, and deliberated with him about the enduring cooperation between the UAE and Al Azhar, particularly in promoting the values of moderation and tolerance, and enhancing dialogue between civilizations. The two leaders also discussed a number of issues of mutual concern.
The Grand Imam of Al Azhar commended the UAE’s leadership and people on the occasion of the country’s Golden Jubilee and extended his best wishes, praising the country’s holistic development over many decades.
The role of the Founding Fathers and their vision to establish the UAE was also among the topic of discussion.
During the interaction, Dr. Al-Tayeb gifted a copy of the Al Azhar Quran to Sheikh Mohamed, that was published over a period of 20 years and holds Islamic designs inspired by transcripts from the Quran.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) were also present at the gathering.