The mufti of Syria stated the importance of cooperation with Ugra

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Safronov, the mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmad Badr al-DIN Hassoun. Archival photoThe mufti of Syria stated the importance of cooperation with Ugra© RIA Novosti / Sergey Safronov

Supreme mufti of Syria Ahmad Hassoun in the framework of his visit to Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug affirmed the importance of cooperation, fraternal dialogue between the Arab Republic and the Ugra, according to the regional Department of public and external relations.

The spiritual leader of Syrian Sunni are located in Surgut, a two-day visit. On Thursday he visited the local mosque, where he met with imams from different cities of Yugra, and performed a prayer together with the parishioners. Answering the question about the purpose of visit to the region, Ahmad Hassoun stressed that Syria and Autonomous region has a number of possible areas of cooperation, not only from an economic point of view, but also spiritual.

«First and foremost, we need to create a bridge, to build a fraternal dialogue between Ugra and Syria. In the hope that we expect the cooperation between our and your figures in politics and Economics, spiritual leaders», — quotes the words of the Department of mufti.

Part of the program of the visit of Ahmad Hassouna was also a meeting with students of local schools, held in Surgut state University. Answering the question about what feelings he would return home, the preacher said that he had the happiness of visiting the region. He explained that he had found in Ugra their brothers, and were convinced that the main wealth of the oil region are its inhabitants.

«I found the University, Church, mosque. And it all works for the benefit of man. Mr mufti, the Patriarch, Madam Governor, Mr rector — all of these people work for you. So my feelings are feelings of happiness. I’m happy,» said the Syrian mufti.

He also invited residents of the district to the capital of the Arab Republic Damascus, explaining that the Ugrian people and the Syrians are very similar to each other.

The Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova in April, the Russian delegation visited Syria, where, in particular, met with Ahmad Hassoun. On Wednesday, the mufti and the head of the region met in Moscow. The preacher expressed his gratitude to the head of an Autonomous County for the visit, stressing that the government of Ugra are making great efforts to strengthen the relationship.

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