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UK Amb. calls to invest in interfaith dialogues after Tayyib, Queen Elizabeth meeting

CAIRO – 20 July 2018: The British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson commented on the summit between Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayyib and Queen Elizabeth II in London last week, saying that the forum is one way to build bridges of confidences and respect between both countries.

“Nowadays, some people think religion is the source of trouble but I believe it can be the solution. We must invest in interfaith dialogues and prepare young generations to become future leaders and spread compassion, deeper understanding and partnership with people who are different. This forum is one of the many steps with which the UK and Egypt come together as partners to build bridges of confidence and respect to have inclusive, peaceful and flourishing societies,” a statement by the UK Embassy in Cairo quoted Casson.

The Grand Imam was in London to participate in an honest and hope-filled interfaith dialogue during the First Emerging Peacemakers Forum, added the statement. He also met with Archbishop of Canterbury at Windsor Castle in London.

The Grand Imam and the Queen of Britain held talks during which he expressed his pleasure at visiting Britain and meeting her majesty as well as visiting the magnificent historic Windsor Palace, al-Azhar’s press release mentioned.

Queen Elizabeth welcomes the Grand Imam of Al Azhar to the UK - to participate in the Emerging Peacemakers Forum organized by Al-Azhar Al-Shareef and @JustinWelby to connect youth from different faiths nations. British Amb in Egypt (@FCOJohnCasson) July 12, 2018

The Grand Imam stated that al-Azhar al-Sharif takes pride in having profound relationships with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the case which sets an example of cooperation and communication among the leaders and followers of different faiths and cultures.

The grand imam also demonstrated that al-Azhar al-Sharif opens channels of dialogue and communication with all, while seeking to inculca

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