Russian official praises MWL chief’s humanitarian role

Russian official praises MWL chief’s humanitarian role
Valentina Matviyenko, chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council, described the conference on Islam currently being organized by the MWL in Russia as historic. (SPA)
Updated 01 April 2019

Russian official praises MWL chief’s humanitarian role

Russian official praises MWL chief’s humanitarian role
  • Matviyenko described the conference on Islam currently being organized by the MWL in Russia as historic

MOSCOW: Valentina Matviyenko, chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council, on Monday received Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), in Moscow.

They discussed the importance of Islam in Russia, and the examples of coexistence and harmony set by the country’s Muslims.

They also discussed positive national integration in societies, and the characteristics that Russia possesses in this regard.

They discussed the importance of maintaining diversity in societies and employing it as a force for growth, while fighting and criminalizing hostile practices such as incitement to hatred and extremism.

Matviyenko described the conference on Islam currently being organized by the MWL in Russia as historic, and the first of its kind among international conferences hosted by the country.

Addressing Al-Issa, she said: “I’m sure that you’re playing an important humanitarian role, and acting as an international spiritual authority worthy of appreciation for its Islamic status.”

Matviyenko added that Islam is an important element of Russian culture, as Muslims have contributed throughout history to the country’s growth and rise.  

She said various religious groups in Russia are experiencing a remarkable revival, and this diversity has to be protected and turned into a force for growth.

“We offer you all the capabilities, services and assistance to promote the concepts of national integration, and we’ll make every effort to cooperate to eliminate extremism and hatred, which breed violence and terrorism,” she added.

“Russian law criminalizes these practices and punishes them, and we always seek to combat them.”

She said the conference’s participants will see in Russia the concepts of positive national integration by the country’s various religions and ethnicities.


Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
Updated 17 January 2021

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
  • Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces
  • Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed more than 35 tons of food aid to people in Yemen’s Marib province, state news agency SPA reported.
Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces, helping thousands of families.
It also continued to ensure basic health services in public schools and fight malnutrition among students and educational staff in Yemen’s Aden governorate.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).