IQNA

11:18 - March 11, 2022
News ID: 3478116
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic Center, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb and the ambassador of Uzbekistan in Egypt held talks on boosting cooperation in preservation of Islamic heritage.

Al-Azhar chief meets with Uzbek envoy

 

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.

 

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