President Dr. Stevo Pendarovski of the Republic of North Macedonia met in Skopje the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL), Sheikh Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa.ADVERTISING
During the meeting, Pendarovski commended Al-Issa's role in promoting tolerance and coexistence in the world. He added that Europe considers him as the most influential Islamic figure.
Al-Issa said the MWL is keen to build bridges between peoples in order to enhance peace worldwide.
Also, Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament, Dr. Talat Xhaferi held talks with Al-Issa, and they discussed ways to enhance joint action, in the presence of the heads of parliamentary committees and senior Macedonian statesmen.
Al-Issa later visited the Islamic Sheikhdom in North Macedonia and met with the Chief Scholar, Sheikh Hafiz Shakir Effendi, in the presence of muftis and scholars.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral cooperation and several issues of common interest.
Al-Issa also delivered a lecture on the nature of human diversity, according to Islamic concepts. The Sheikhdom decided to translate the lecture into all the languages of the Balkan countries
Moreover, Skopje Cathedral welcomed the Secretary-General's visit, highlighting its significance.
For his part, Al-Issa underscored that Macedonia is a distinguished model of coexistence.
He further convened with members of the Governmental Committee for Relations with Sects and Religious Groups at its headquarters in Skopje. He also discussed with the Director of the Committee, advisers, senior government officials, and advisors several vital matters.