The Guinean Minister of Foreign Affairs visits IIFA
31 January، 2023

on Tuesday 09 Rajab 1444H corresponding to 31 January 2023G, His Excellency Dr. Maurice Kouyaté, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Guineans Abroad, visited the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) in Jeddah, where he and his accompanying delegation were received by His Excellency Professor Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General of the Academy.

His Excellency the Secretary General warmly welcomed the senior guest and his companions, thanking him for honoring the Academy with this kind visit, the first of its kind by a high-ranking official from Guinean diplomacy.

For his part, His Excellency the Minister expressed his extreme happiness with this visit to the largest Fiqh institution in the Muslim world, pointing to his pride and the pride of all Guineans that His Excellency assumed the honor of leading this institution, and congratulated him on the good management and leadership of the Academy with distinction and competence, praising the great results achieved since he took office. He also conveyed to His Excellency the Secretary General the greetings of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Guinea, Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, and his wishes for continued success and accomplishment in his duties, which are a source of pride not only for every Guinean but also for all the peoples of the African continent and the Muslim Ummah. His Excellency the Minister also assured his Excellency the Secretary General of the Guinean government’s full support for His Excellency, and its willingness to provide more support to the Academy in all its benevolent efforts and brilliant projects. He concluded by recording his impression in the book of honor, saying, “I am happy and proud to visit this renowned institution under the enlightened leadership of His Excellency the Secretary General of the Academy, and I thank God for his success, and I express the full support of the Government of Guinea to His Excellency, may God protect him.”

For his part, His Excellency Professor Sano thanked His Excellency the Minister and his accompanying delegation for these expressions of love, appreciation and support, taking the opportunity to express his great gratitude and appreciation to the Republic of Guinea as president, government and people for their continuous support to the Academy. His Excellency also assured the honorable guest of the Academy’s determination and aspiration to support and consolidate the strategic partnerships it has established with scientific and religious institutions in the Republic of Guinea, by activating all the provisions included in these agreements and ensuring the participation of Guinean scholars and thinkers in the major scientific events organized by the Academy in order to make the most of their visions to address the issues that concern the peoples of the region and the entire African continent. In conclusion, His Excellency the Secretary General entrusted his guest with a message of thanks, gratitude and appreciation to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Guinea and his government from the Academy and all its employees, and their wishes to the Guinean people for further progress, prosperity and development.

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