Speaker Calls for Muslims Unity

A01623648.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel in a meeting with the Sheikh of al-Azhar University, Muhammad Sayyed al-Tantawi called for unity among Muslim nations.

“Today, the religious convergence is needed in the Muslim world more than ever,” Haddad Adel said in the meeting which was held in Cairo on Tuesday, press tv reported.

“Iran and Egypt can play a major role in eradicating disunity among Muslims in the world,” he added.

“The Iranian and Egyptian officials are committed to boosting ties between the two countries,” IRNA quoted the Iranian speaker as saying.

The Sheikh of al-Azhar for his turn said, “Now that the world has turned into a small village, the unity among Muslims should be strengthened.”

Muslims don’t have any disagreements on the fundamental issues and minor differences should not hinder cooperation among Muslims, he added.

The Iranian speaker arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to attend the fifth Inter-parliamentary Union of the Islamic countries, which is to be held on 30 January 2008.

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