Kazakh leader meets the Grand Imam of al-Azhar
Sheikh Ahmed Mohammad Ahmed el-Tayeb arrived in Kazakhstan to take part in the ^th Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.
The Kazakh head of state has received the Grand Imam of al-Azhar and noted that the participation of such high-level guests at the Congress was very significant for Kazakhstan.
"I have long-standing relations with al-Azhar University, we are also familiar with its scholars' activities. I am sure that your participation in the Congress will be a huge contribution to our common efforts," said Nursultan Nazarbayev.
In his turn, Sheikh Ahmed Mohammad Ahmed el-Tayeb thanked the Kazakh President for being invited to the Forum.
"Kazakhstan's capital city of Astana has improved a lot since my first visit. Many beautiful buildings have appeared," said the religious leader.
In the course of the meeting, the parties have discussed current issues and prospects for developing interreligious dialogue.