Mon 19-03-2018 23:06 PM
DUBAI, 19th March, 2018 (WAM) — Rushan Abbyasov, the First Deputy Chairman of the Russia Muftis Council and the Religious Board of Muslims of Russia, commended the strong relationship between Emirati and Russian Muslims represented in the big charity projects undertaken by the Emirati charitable institutions in Russia.
He stressed the importance of boosting ties between the two parties through “public diplomacy” under the umbrella of the strong bilateral economic and political relationships.
Speaking on behalf of the Russian Muslims, Abbyasov expressed his gratitude to the UAE and its humanitarian aid arms for supporting the Muslim community in Russia through a variety of charity and development mega projects.
This came during the visit paid by a delegation of the Russian Muslim community to the headquarters of Dar Al Ber Society on Sheikh Zayed Road.
The delegation was greeted by Omran Mohamed Abdullah, Head of the Charity Projects Sector, Tarek Al Jassmi, Deputy Head of the Sector, and Yousif Al Yateem, Director of Charity Projects Directorate.
Abbyasov also pointed out that the projects undertaken by the Emirati charity organisations included providing Ramadan breakfast meals, in Moscow and across the country during the Holy Month of Ramadan, giving gifts to the needy during Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha and building mosques, many of which have been destroyed by the Communist Party. Muslims today enjoy complete freedom under the democratic rule of the Russian Federation that paved the way for us to rebuild mosques across the country through charity projects of Dar Al Ber Society and other UAE humanitarian organisations, he said.
Abdullah said that two parties discussed the ways and means to boost the common charity and humanitarian activities and increase the number of projects conducted by the UAE for the benefit of the Muslim community in Russia and support the needy people there. He also pointed out that the society, compared to other Emirati charity bodies, enjoys very old and strong ties with the official organisations of Russian Muslims.