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

Muslim World League Secretary-General Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa receives an honorary doctorate from Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, the director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. (SPA)
Updated 24 July 2019

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.


Saudi minister meets UK Ambassador Neil Crompton in Riyadh

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir meets UK Ambassador Neil Crompton in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 25 February 2020

Saudi minister meets UK Ambassador Neil Crompton in Riyadh

  • The relationship between Saudi Arabia and the UK is built on an enduring partnership

RIYADH: UK Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Neil Crompton on Monday called on Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir. During the meeting, they discussed bilateral issues. Al-Jubeir wished the UK envoy all the success in consolidating and enhancing relations between the two friendly countries.
The relationship between Saudi Arabia and the UK is built on an enduring partnership. The two countries are key strategic partners in Vision 2030, and both countries reaffirmed their commitment to building and developing trade and investment as well as achieving shared prosperity for the citizens of both kingdoms.