Prof. Ahmad Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and the president of the Muslim Council of Elders starts the program of his visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan with a series of meetings with senior officials, politicians and religious leaders. Today, Al-Tayeb is scheduled to meet the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in the Presidential Palace, in Tashkent. He also will visit the Prime Minister Abdulla Aripo in the government presidential headquarters, and the Chairman of the Senate of Uzbekistan Nigmatilla Yuldashev in the parliament headquarters.
His Eminence the Grand Imam will also hold a number of meetings with the presidents of the religious institutions in Uzbekistan, including president of Islamic Civilization Centre, chairman of the Committee of Religious Affairs which affiliates the Cabinet of the Prime Minister and is responsible for the management of religious affairs in Uzbekistan. Moreover, He will meet Uzbekistan Mufti and senior religious scholars.
The Grand Imam has arrived yesterday at Wednesday evening at Uzbekistan in a four-day-visit, after receiving an official invitation from the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, marking the second stop of his external tour that began with Kazakhstan, where he participated in the Conference of the World and Traditional Religions.
Prof. Ahmad El-Tayeb is accompanied by a high-level delegation, which includes: Prof. Muhammed al-Mahrasawy, President of Al-Azhar University; Judge Muhammad Abd Al-Salam, Legal Advisor to the Grand Imam; Ambassador Abd Al-Rahman Musa, the Grand Imam’s Advisor for the International Students Affairs; and Dr. Sultan Al Remeithi, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders.