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IIU president, Kazakh envoy discuss cooperation

July 17, 2021

Islamabad : Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kistafin called on International Islamic University president Dr. Hathal Homoud Alotaibi in his office here on Friday.

The two discussed increase in the bilateral educational cooperation and support.

The meeting was also attended by IIU Islamic Research Institute director general Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ziaul Haq.

The ambassador lauded the efforts of IIU for dissemination of Islamic teachings across the world. He also appreciated IIU for its role in the teaching of various subjects, particularly, Islamic Sciences. He suggested that there should be more collaboration between IIU and universities of Kazakhstan, so that his country’s institutions would be able to send Kazakhstani students to IIU for the study of Islamic teachings. Mutual cooperation in distance education was also discussed on this occasion.

During the meeting, the ambassador apprised of the role of the Secretariat of World and Traditional Religions and also invited IIUI President for the upcoming Congress of secretariat in 2022. He also shared activities of the Secretariat of World and Traditional Religions.

The IIU president briefed the Ambassador regarding the role of IIUI in promotion of higher education. He added that almost all Muslim countries being represented at IIUI by the students of various Muslim countries.

Dr. Hathal said that the university would keep disseminating Islam’s message of peace. He also said that the university is keen to build bridges between the traditional knowledge and the latest technologies, paying equal attention to the Islamic heritage and values. Later, the Ambassador, Yerzhan Kistafin also visited IRI, where he was briefed by DG IRI, Muhammad Zia ul Haq about activities and role of institute, while he also visited Hamidullah Library and picture gallery.