El-Tayeb in this meeting hailed the government of Uzbekistan for its efforts to preserve Islamic heritage in the country, Al-Wafd News reported.
He also underlined the continuation and enhancement of ties between Al-Azhar and the Central Asian country.
Mansurbek Kilichev, the Uzbek envoy, for his part, appreciated Al-Azhar’s efforts to promote values like peace and dialogue.
He also said Tashkent is willing to benefit from Egypt’s experiences in preserving its Islamic heritage.
Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia.
Islam is the dominant religion in Uzbekistan. According to some estimates, nearly 90 percent of the country’s population is Muslim.