Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders meets Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs and discusses promoting peace and coexistence

The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has met Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of The Gambia. The meeting discussed issues surrounding interfaith dialogue and the promotion of peace and coexistence. 

During the meeting, which comes on the back of the ‘Tangier Religious Debate’ in Morocco, both parties discussed potential cooperation between the Gambia and the Muslim Council of Elders to further support the nation state in its tolerant practices as well as integrating Gambian youth into some of the Council’s initiatives, namely the Emerging Peacemakers Forum. The meeting also discussed the commitment of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb towards Africa, which falls in line with the Council’s efforts to promote inter-cultural dialogue and coexistence.

The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders is currently attending the ‘Tangier Religious Debate’ in the Kingdom of Morocco which includes various representatives of governments, religious leaders and diplomats from around the world. The event is held under the patronage of His Excellency Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as Miguel Ángel Moratinos, UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and the Aladdin Center for countering extremism.



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