Saudi information minister meets General Bajwa

Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, information minister of Saudi Arabia, met General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, on Saturday. (ISPR photo)
Updated 09 September 2018
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Saudi information minister meets General Bajwa

  • Dr. Al-Awwad visit to Pakistan aims to identify new areas of cooperation
  • The visiting minister reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support to Pakistan, says ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s Information Minister Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad met Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Saturday.

According to an official handout circulated by the military’s public relations wing, the visiting dignitary lauded the strong and brotherly relations between the two countries and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support for Pakistan, as Islamabad works toward greater regional peace and stability.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have always enjoyed deep religious, political, and strategic ties. Al-Awwad’s visit is also aiming to identify new areas of cooperation between them with special focus on information and culture.
The visiting minister also met his Pakistani counterpart Fawad Chaudhry on Friday to discuss how the two allies could further broaden and deepen their relationship in these areas.


Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

Updated 24 July 2019
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Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

 

MOSCOW: The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has awarded the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, an honorary doctorate in recognition of his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the Islamic world and Russia.

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, the director of the institute, who represents one of the most well-known academic institutions in the world over the past 200 years, talked about Al-Issa’s career, noting that he has contributed to the promotion of cultural rapprochement among nations through his visits to countries and his connections with different cultures and religions.

Naumkin said that the principles of moderation adopted by the MWL and its secretary-general contributed to the establishment of security in the world, noting that these principles addressed extremism and violence.

The honorary doctorate was given to Al-Issa for his services in the development of Islamic jurisprudence and improving official and popular relations between Russia and the Islamic world, he said.

The MWL secretary-general said that he was proud to receive the honorary doctorate from an institute that is well-known for its dedication and neutrality.

He also praised the Russian Federation’s care for Arab and Islamic culture and its keenness to communicate with the Muslim world, learn its language and understand its culture.

Al-Issa considered the award to be motivation to work on promoting cultural communication and exchange between the Islamic world and Russia.

He said that the institute has contributed to changing the stereotype of Orientalism in the Muslim world and has encouraged cultural communication between nations and peoples.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Russian presidency, the Duma and the Senate, as well as high-ranking diplomats, senior academics of Orientalism, religious leaders and a group of researchers and students.