ZAGREB (Rahnuma): Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic received Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), at the presidential palace in Zagreb on Saturday.
The two leaders discussed cooperation opportunities to promote the values of tolerance and coexistence.
Al-Issa reiterated the MWL’s mission to adhere to peace and renounce all forms of extremism.
The Croatian president expressed her appreciation of the MWL’s mission and its work around the world, especially its initiative to enhance cooperation between states and peoples for more harmonious communities.
Al-Issa also met Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and discussed areas of joint work in the context of initiatives launched by the MWL to consolidate the values of religious and national harmony.
In another meeting, the MWL chief met with speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Gordan Jandrokovic, and discussed potential areas of cooperation in tasks of common interest, especially those related to minority rights.
Al-Issa met with imams working in Croatia, and with the president of the Islamic Cultural Center.
He also visited a Croatian parish and held a meeting with the bishops in charge, discussing methods of cooperation.
Al-Issa accepted the invitation of Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic to visit the capital. Bandic expressed his appreciation for the MWL’s efforts in promoting peace and coexistence around the world, and strengthening relations between states and people.