Iraq

Grand Ayatullah Sistani calls to improve Iraqi, Arab relations

jos_news_sistani The Supreme Religious Authority Ayatullah Syed Ali al-Sistani called to improve the Iraqi relations with the Arab and Islamic countries, especially Egypt. According to the Shiite News Correspondent, Ayatullah Sistani office confirmed that after the visit of the Egyptian ambassador in Iraq Mr Sharif Shahin to Ayatollah Sistani in his office in Najaf on last Friday evening, that “The religious authority emphasized the Iraqi and Islamic identity of Iraq as well as importance of improving the Iraqi relations with the Arab and Islamic countries, especially with Egypt as well as necessity to improve the relations between the religious authority in Najaf (Hauza) and its counterpart in Egypt represented by the (Azhar).” For its part, the Egyptian ambassador Shahin conveyed “regards of the Egyptian President Husseni Mubarak to Grand Ayatullah Sistani and discussed with him issues related to sustaining Iraqi security and stability,” according to the source.

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