Monday, 19 November 2018
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Articles > News > The Council of Muftis of Russia Welcomed Guests from Iraq

At the residence of the Russian Mufti Council meeting of the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Council of Muftis Rushan hazrat Abbyasov with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Deputies of the Republic of Iraq, Sheikh Humam Hamoodi, took place.

At the meeting the head of the International Department of the Russian Mufti Council Renat hazrat Abyanov, a leading expert of the International Department of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ildar Galeev, Advisor Iraqi Ambassador to the Russian Federation for Culture Dr. Tom, a translator, a member of the Iraqi embassy in Russia Jamil Yasin participated.

Opening the meeting, Rushan hazrat Abbyasov conveyed greetings from the spiritual leader of Muslims of Russia, Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin, and spoke about the history and present state of Islam in Russia. He particularly noted that the adoption of Islam, by many people of Russia was thanks to the Baghdad Ambassador Ahmad ibn Fadlan. Rushan hazrat Abbyasov spoke about the activities of the Council of Muftis of Russia, in particular on the activities in cooperation with the CIS countries and shared the intention to establish the Council of Muftis of the post-Soviet space. The Vice-President of the Council of Muftis of Russia told Iraqi representatives of the major events hosted by the Council of Muftis of Russia, such us Moscow International Quran recitation competition and the annual international exhibition Moscow Halal Expo.

In his turn, Sheikh Humam Hamoodi said that after the U.S. Army left Iraq, Russia is open for Iraq. For example, one of the largest oil fields developed by the Russian company Ben Gur. He added that to date is the close cooperation between Iraq and Russia in the field of education, Iraqi students in Russian universities have been allocated 250 quotas.The parties discussed the possibility of Russia's participation in the Forum for Religious Dialogue, to be held in Iraq. This is especially true now, when Iraq has entered a new round of the inter-ethnic and inter-religious conflict in the territory of the Republic to establish stability and harmony. In this area, very relevant experience of Russia in building a friendly and good-neighborly relations.

Summing up the meeting, Rushan hazrat thanked delegates from Iraq for the visit and added that the Council of Muftis of Russia is always ready for dialogue with the Iraqi side, and expressed hope for further cooperation.

RMC Press-Service


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