Ethiopian delegation visit to Cairo supports bilateral cooperation: IRA
Sunday، 21 December 2014 - 12:00 AM
Secretary General of the Islamic Research Academy (IRA) Mohieddin Afifi said on Saturday, a visit of an Ethiopian public diplomacy delegation to Al-Azhar would broaden prospects of cooperation between Egypt and Ethiopia.
The visit as well as meeting with Al-Azhar Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmad el-Tayyeb would support Al-Azhar's role in boosting relations between the two countries, Afifi added.
In press statements, Afifi noted that needs of Muslims in Ethiopia were currently considered to review aspects of support that may be provided by Al-Azhar.
"As one of the most important soft powers, Al-Azhar upholds its responsibilities in Africa, especially in Ethiopia, to serve the common interests of Cairo and Addis Ababa," he concluded.