Tue 02-01-2018 16:16 PM
DUBAI, 2nd January, 2018 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Patron of the Al Maktoum Foundation, has provided AED3.1 million to the Islamic Sheikhdom of Kosovo to implement several endowment projects, whose profits will support the sheikdom’s budget, as well as economic and educational projects, such as commercial stores, school classes and educational and social activities.
Mirza Al Sayegh, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Al Maktoum Foundation, signed an agreement to launch the endowment projects with a delegation from the Sheikhdom, led by Bassim Mahmati, Advisor to the Grand Mufti of Kosovo.
Mahmati said that Muslims in Kosovo are 96 percent, who share many community activities and co-exist with other religions, reflecting the tolerance of Islam. He also emphasised Kosovo’s relations with the UAE, which is a model of peaceful co-existence, and have been strong since its establishment, during the era of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and have witnessed overall development.
The Sheikdom has launched six endowment projects over the past three years, with the support of the foundation, he added.
Al Sayegh praised the efforts of the Sheikhdom to raise local religious awareness, according to the values of Islam that call for human co-existence, as well as to promote spiritual, cultural, scientific, social and economic advancement in Kosovo.
WAM/Rola Alghoul/MOHD AAMIR