‘We Are Keen On Supporting Somalia to Confront Extremism’

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb asserted on Monday 17/8/2015 Azhar’s keenness on supporting Somalia.

He was speaking during a meeting with Somali Education Minister Khadra Bashir to discuss fostering bilateral relations in the education field.

Tayyeb said Al-Azhar is keen on increasing the number of scholarships to Somali students to study at Al-Azhar as well as preparing a training program for Somali preachers that aims to confront extremism.

Bashir hailed Azhar’s role in spreading moderate Islam, adding that her country is in need of Al-Azhar to confront extremism.

Source: Egypt State Information Service (via allAfrica.com)