Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb - File photo
CAIRO - 18 October 2017: Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El Tayyeb has said Al Azhar exerts strenuous efforts to spread peace and face extremist thoughts worldwide.
During a meeting on Wednesday with new Canadian Ambassador in Cairo Jess Dutton, the Grand Imam praised religious and cultural diversity in Canada.
He congratulated the ambassador on his new post expressing hope for the success in his duty in Egypt.
For his part, the diplomat appreciated the role played by Al Azhar in spreading the spirit of tolerance and moderation and facing extremism.