ABU DHABI(RAHNUMA): Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis toured the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on Saturday during his official visit to the UAE, according to an Emirates News Agency report.
Accompanied by his wife, Romania’s first lady Carmen Iohannis, they began the tour by visiting the mausoleum of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, where they were briefed on the UAE leader’s various measures to promote world peace and tolerance.
Iohannis was accompanied by Mariam bint Mohammed Al-Mheiri, minister of climate change and the environment, Sultan Mohammed Al-Ali, the UAE’s ambassador to Romania, Bogdan Octavian Badica, Romania’s ambassador to the UAE, and senior officials.
Dr. Yousif Al-Obaidli, director-general of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, escorted the president and his delegation and briefed them on the mosque’s history, Islamic art and architecture.
Iohannis was presented with two of the center’s publications — “Spaces of Light” showcasing the winning photographs in the eponymous photography award and the second titled “Houses of God” about places of worship in Islamic history, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
The visitors were also gifted a book titled “Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: A Visual Journey,” highlighting its Islamic art and architecture.