Mon 30-04-2018 16:34 PM
ABU DHABI, 30th April, 2018 (WAM) — Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, today visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque along with his wife. He was also accompanied by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Khaled Omran Al-Amiri, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan, Kanji Fujiki, Ambassador of Japan to the UAE, and members of the delegation accompanying him on his official visit to the UAE.
The Japanese Prime Minister was shown around the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed and briefed by Dr. Yousif Al Obaidli, Director-General of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, on the unique leadership qualities embodied by the nation’s founding father.
During the tour, Prime Minister Abe and his accompanying delegation were briefed on the Islamic architecture and the history of the edifice which plays an important role in promoting intercultural communication and enhancing the culture of tolerance and peaceful co-existence among peoples across the world.
At the end of the visit, the Japanese Prime Minister was presented with a copy of the book, “Spaces of Light”, one of the publications of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, and a copy of the book, “The Houses of God”, which deals with mosques in Islamic history.
WAM/Nour Salman/MOHD AAMIR