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Kerry takes tour of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Kerry attended the tour with UAE Foreign Minister to learn about the mosque and discuss regional politics

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was given a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi accompanied by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

During the tour, Kerry was briefed about the mosque’s history and Islamic architecture.

He went on to say: ‘I want to thank them for the privilege of visiting this remarkable mosque, Sheikh Zayed Mosque,” touting it as one of the greatest and most beautiful mosques in the world, and a "great tribute to Islam," he was quoted as saying by official Emirati news agency WAM.

The UAE foreign minister also summoned Kerry to a meeting with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, where they discussed regional politics including Syria, Libya, Yemen and ISIS.