Jan 14, 2022, 12:13 PM
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‘Russian Muslims attach great importance to ties with Iranians’ 

Moscow, IRNA – A Russian Sheikh has emphasized that Muslims in Russia give importance to brotherly relations with fellow Islamic believers in Iran as well as political ties between heads of the two states.

Russian Muftis Shura Council Chairman and President of the Religious Administration of Muslims in Russia Shaikh Rawi Ainuddin made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali, noting that heads of the two states have consolidated trustable ties in years before.
 The sheikh added that the Russian Muftis Shura Council and the Religious Administration of Muslims in Russia expanded amicable ties with Iranian religious communities in line with good relationship between the two nations.
Pointing to cultural commonalities between Russian and Iranian Muslims, he argued that Russia’s Tatars are keen to maintain and expand cultural and religious ties especially due to their interest in Persian culture and language.
Sheikh Rawi Ainuddin also urged the Iranian ambassador to convey warm greetings from Russian Muslims to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi.
For his part, Iran’s envoy stated that the Iranian diplomatic mission in Moscow will do its best to maintain good cooperation with Russians in particular in religious arena.
Jalali further referred to the fact that Sheikh Rawi Ainuddin enjoys a special position in religious circles in Iran because of his efforts to enhance constructive dialogue.
At the end of the meeting which was accompanied by some Russian and Iranian religious representatives, both sides stressed on the need for more cooperation in religious, cultural and educational fields.
It is worth mentioning that around 30 million people out of 146 million population of Russia are Muslims.

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