Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam: We support Saudi Arabia against US Senate decision

Grand Imam of al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb speaks to reporters following a dinner banquet hosted by the Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance. (SPA)

The Grand Imam of al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb released a statement on Tuesday confirming affirming that his institution, Arab and Islamic nations support the Saudi Arabia against the decision issued recently by the US Senate against the Kingdom.

“We will never allow any penetration that could affect this strong and solid relationship between the Kingdom and Egypt at any level,” he was quoted as saying by the Saudi Press Agency.

Al-Tayeb extended thanks to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the generosity accorded to him during his recently-concluded official visit to Saudi Arabia.

“(He) pointed out that his meeting with the king affirmed the monarch’s great love for Egypt and his keenness on permanent relations between the two sisterly countries, noting that the continuous cooperation between them should be increased to face the challenges against the Arab and Islamic nations,” the SPA statement read.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54