Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders meets the Minister of Culture and Tourism in Uzbekistan and emphasizes the importance of culture in promoting values of tolerance and coexistence

The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, has met His Excellency Ozodbek Nazarbekov, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The meeting focused on enhancing cooperation in areas of mutual interest related to promoting awareness of Islamic heritage and civilization.

During the meeting, Judge Abdelsalam highlighted the initiatives of the Muslim Council of Elders in disseminating culture and knowledge and emphasized the council's focus under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on the cultural and knowledge sector as essential tools for achieving peace and coexistence. He also noted the 'House of Wisdom for Publishing' which impacted Arab and foreign libraries with over 190 publications covering various fields of thought, culture, heritage, and Islamic civilization in multiple languages. Additionally, he highlighted the council's participation in international book fairs as well as organizing conferences, seminars, and cultural events aimed at enhancing cultural and religious dialogue among diverse peoples and cultures.

For his part, Minister Ozodbek Nazarbekov praised the Muslim Council of Elders for highlighting the scholars and jurists of the Islamic nation who enriched Islamic civilization and contributed to cognitive and human renaissance. He also noted his ministry's efforts in preparing a series of documentary films about prominent Uzbek scholars and jurists, including Imam al-Bukhari, Imam al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Khwarizmi, al-Biruni, Ibn Sina, and others. He also highlighted the ministry's focus on religious tourism to introduce Uzbekistan's Islamic heritage, including its many religious and historical landmarks.



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