Guinean Minister of Religious Affairs visits IIFA
His Excellency Mr. Karamu Diawara, Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Guinea, and his accompanying delegation visited on Sunday, 18 Dhu al-Hijjah 1443H corresponding to 17 July 2022G, the General Secretariat of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) in Jeddah, and was received by Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General of the Academy.
His Excellency the Minister expressed his sincere thanks and great appreciation to the Secretary General for the warm welcome and good reception, praising his pride and the pride of the authorities of the Republic of Guinea in the relations of cooperation and communication between the Academy and the General Secretariat for Religious Affairs. He also expressed his happiness, pride and gratitude for the unprecedented qualitative leap and rapid development witnessed by the Academy’s General Secretariat at all levels, since His Excellency, a prominent son of Guinea, assumed the duties of Secretary General nearly a year and nine months ago. His Excellency also praised the Academy’s keenness to activate the terms of the memorandum of cooperation that it signed with the General Secretariat for Religious Affairs in the capital Conakry, by inviting the General Secretariat of Religious Affairs to nominate a number of scholars and scientists of the Republic of Guinea to participate in the next session of the Academy. His Excellency concluded by praying to God Almighty to preserve His Excellency the Secretary General and grant him success and prosperity.
For his part, His Excellency the Secretary General expressed his great thanks and great gratitude to His Excellency the Minister and his accompanying delegation for visiting the Academy’s headquarters despite his many preoccupations and congratulated him on the success of his mission in leading his country’s delegation to perform Hajj for this year, praising the excellent facilities and distinguished services provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to pilgrims each year. His Excellency also thanked his honorable guest for the generous support and great care that the Academy enjoys from the government and people of the Republic of Guinea, to enable it to carry out its mission in the best way, stressing the full readiness of the Academy to enhance cooperation, communication and coordination with various institutions and scientific and research centers in the Republic of Guinea, chief among them the General Secretariat for Religious Affairs, which is headed by His Excellency the minister.
His Excellency concluded by informing His Excellency the Minister that the Academy’s book of Resolutions and Recommendations has been translated for the first time into the Anko language, which is one of the most important local languages spoken by the people of the Republic of Guinea and about one hundred million people in West Africa, especially in the Republic of Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.