Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb - File photo
CAIRO-11 October 2017: Newly appointed Swedish Ambassador to Egypt Jan Thesleff lauded Al Azhar's role in combating violence and terrorism, stabilizing the pillars of peace as well as in maintaining coexistence among nations and civilizations.
The ambassador made the remarks on the sidelines of his meeting Wednesday with Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb, who congratulated Thesleff on his new post and wished him success.
Tayyeb expressed appreciation for Sweden's role in achieving world peace.
Al Azhar exerts great efforts to promote peace and coexistence worldwide, Tayyeb said, adding that it has sent several peace convoys across the world.
Meanwhile, the Swedish ambassador praised the efforts exerted by Al Azhar to confront extremism and terrorism and to rectify the wrong image that links Islam to terrorism.
Sweden is looking forward to boosting cooperation with Al Azhar to serve the world peace, he further noted.