Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders meets Kazakhstan’s Minister of Justice and Discusses Importance of Justice in Achieving Peace and Coexistence
Kazakhstan’s Minister of Justice, His Excellency Azamat Yeskarayev has met with Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders in Astana. The meeting emphasized the importance of justice in establishing peace and the role of justice institutions and the judiciary in promoting fraternity and coexistence.
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders expressed his appreciation for the Republic of Kazakhstan hosting the regional branch of the Muslim Council of Elders in Central Asia. He also noted that this demonstrates Kazakhstan's commitment to interfaith dialogue and cooperation by providing a platform for enhancing understanding and fostering greater collaboration in the region. He further expressed hope that more Islamic nations around the world would draw inspiration from Kazakhstan's exemplary approach towards tolerance by embracing diversity and promoting coexistence.
The Secretary-General also explained that the Document on Human Fraternity, co-signed by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, and His Holiness Pope Francis is considered a pivotal document in modern human history. He also pointed out that its principles serve as a guiding beacon towards the promotion of understanding, compassion, and unity among diverse communities worldwide.
For his part, the Kazakh Minister of Justice praised the efforts of the Muslim Council of Elders under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, in promoting peace. He also expressed his appreciation for the active participation of the Grand Imam in the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, affirming that the Council's decision to establish an office in Central Asia is a significant step towards enhancing interfaith dialogue and cooperation in a region known for its diversity. He also assured of the Ministry of Justice's readiness to assist the Council's branch in achieving its goals aimed at promoting peace and spreading values of dialogue, tolerance, and coexistence.