Friday, March 26, 2010

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PM Lee confident Al—Azhar will continue to flourish under new Grand Imam

SINGAPORE : Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday congratulated the Grand Imam of Al—Azhar in Egypt on his appointment.

In a letter to Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed El Tayyeb, Mr Lee said: "On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations on Your Eminence’s appointment as the Grand Imam of Al—Azhar."

Mr Lee noted that for centuries, Al—Azhar has been an influential and prestigious international centre of Arabic literature and Islamic learning.

"Many generations of Singapore Muslim leaders have graduated from Al—Azhar University," Mr Lee said.

"I am confident that under Your Eminence’s leadership, Al—Azhar will continue to flourish and maintain its pre—eminent position as a voice of reason and moderation in the Islamic world," he added.

Mr Lee said he had the honour to invite the late Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi to visit Singapore in 2006.

"Sheikh Tantawi’s message of peace and tolerance resonated strongly with Singaporeans of all religions. I hope that you too will find time to visit Singapore as our guest," he said.

Mr Lee also wished him good health and continued success.

— CNA/al