PRISTINA: Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti thanked the Kingdom’s leadership on Friday for its continuous support for his country in all international forums, and for providing aid that has helped to alleviate the suffering of its people.
His comments came during a meeting in the capital, Pristina, with Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, the Saudi minister of Islamic affairs, dawah and guidance.
Kurti also welcomed the signing of an agreement between Al-Asheikh’s ministry and the Islamic Sheikhdom in Kosovo to cooperate in the field of Islamic affairs, describing it as highly important for the interests of both countries, and for deepening the relationship with the Kingdom in fields important to Muslims.
Al-Asheikh noted the mutually beneficial development and enhancement of bilateral relations between the Kingdom and Kosovo, especially with regard to serving Islam and spreading a message of moderation, tolerance and the rejection of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The minister and PM also discussed issues of common concern in a number of fields, in particular those related to serving the needs of Muslims in Kosovo.
Earlier, Al-Asheikh visited the Alaa El-Din Shariah School in Kosovo, where he was welcomed by the head of Islamic Sheikhdom in Kosovo, Sheikh Naim Ternava, and other officials.
The minister also met teachers and students, and stressed the importance of sticking to the Islamic ideal and understanding the principles of Islam based on moderation in all dealings. He also highlighted the importance of the mission of Shariah schools to teach young people proper Islamic principles that call for moderation and warn of the dangers of extremism.