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Islamic Affairs Minister awarded Albanian Islamic Sheikhdom Shield
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 28 - 10 - 2021

The head of the Islamic Sheikhdom of the Republic of Albania and Grand Mufti of Albania Sheikh Boyar Sepahyu awarded the Shield of Islamic Sheikhdom to the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh in recognition of his efforts in spreading values of tolerance and moderation.
This came during the signing ceremony of the executive program for cooperation in the field of Islamic affairs with the Albanian Islamic Sheikhdom, in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to the Republic of Albania Faisal Bin Ghazi Hifzy.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Dr. Al-Sheikh, currently on a visit to Albania, paid Wednesday a visit to the Shariah Secondary School in the capital, Tirana, and toured the school's facilities, and listened to a brief explanation of its history and the services it provides to the people of Albania.
Al-Sheikh also met with teachers and a number of students and assured them of the importance of understanding Islam and its approach based on tolerance and moderation.
Kingdom, Albania sign
MoU on Islamic affairs
Later in the day, Sheikh Al-Sheikh signed the executive program for cooperation in the field of Islamic affairs with the head of the Islamic sheikhdom in Albania Sheikh Sepahiu, in the presence of the Ambassador Hefzy.
The executive program between the two sides stipulate holding three scientific courses in qualifying preachers, imams, and callers in Albania. To introduce Islam, explain its virtues and tolerance, fight extremism, and state its position on contemporary issues, it will be held in Albania in the years 2021- 2022 -2023.
The Islamic sheikhdom will be provided with copies of the publications of King Fahd Complex for Printing the Noble Qur'an and translating its meanings, and the ministry's publications and books.
The program's items also included the exchange of invitations to attend Islamic seminars and conferences, and competitions for memorizing, refining, and interpreting the Qur'an, which is held in the two countries in the years 2021-2022-2023, and holding scientific meeting at the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Qur'an in Madinah to convey the Kingdom's experience in serving the Qur'an and translating its meanings. It will be held in Madinah in 2022. — SPA

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