The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has met the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Minister of Religious Affairs Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh in the capital of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan. The pair attend the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions which ran on the 14th and 15th of September in the Central Asian country.
During the meeting, Judge Abdelsalam praised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, for supporting various causes in the Arab and Muslim worlds. The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders also thanked Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs for its efforts in spreading tolerance and coexistence locally and regionally. He also praised Dr. Al-Sheikh for his moving speech at the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions where he reemphasized the urgent need for the promotion of the values of tolerance and coexistence between the followers of different religions.
For his part, the Saudi Minister of Religious Affairs congratulated Judge Abdelsalam for receiving the Astana Medal from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan His Excellency Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in recognition of his role in promoting interfaith dialogue and human fraternity. He also took the opportunity to praise the achievements of the Muslim Council of Elders under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar.