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Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin meets EU Ambassador to Russia On July 14, Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin, chairman of the Religious Board of Muslims of the Russian Federation and the Russia Muftis Council, met with the European Union Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Markus Florian Ederer, at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque.

The meeting was attended by Baibe Kine (first secretary of the Embassy), Rushan Abbyasov (first deputy chairman of the Russia Muftis Council), Damir Mukhetdinov (first deputy chairman of the RBMRF) and Ildar Galeyev (head of the International Department of the RBMRF).

During the meeting Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin spoke about the large-scale activities of the RBMRF and RMC aimed at developing Islamic infrastructure, social services, charitable projects both in Russia and abroad, as well as the system of Russian Islamic education and science. The head of the RMC also presented to the Ambassador the latest editions published under the auspices of the RMC and the RBMRF.

The EU Ambassador was provided information about large international projects carried out by the RMC, such as International Muslim Forum, International Conference "Spiritual Silk Road" and photo exhibition "Islamic traditions in Russia". While speaking about international projects and programmes of the RMC, Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin invited the Ambassador to participate in them.

During the conversation Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin noted that Russian Muslims fully supported the position of the country's leadership on current international issues.

The EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Florian Ederer expressed a high opinion of the the work fulfilled by the RMC and acknowledged the personal contribution of Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin to strengthening peace, harmony and good neighbourliness in the multi-ethnic and multi-confessional Russian society. At the end of the meeting the parties expressed their readiness to expand cooperation and discuss topical issues on a permanent basis.


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