President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, visited today the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, SZGM, in Abu Dhabi, as part of his official visit to the UAE.
The President of South Sudan, and his accompanying delegation, visited the mausoleum of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which is adjacent to the mosque and recalled the Founding Father’s qualities and wise approach that enriched the culture of tolerance and peaceful co-existence among various nations of the world.
The President of South Sudan, accompanied by Dr. Yousif Al Obaidli, Director-General of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, SZGM, toured the mosque and was briefed about the history, components, and the various architectural styles that have been used in its construction.
President Kiir, was also briefed on the mosque’s noble message that promotes coexistence, tolerance, and openness to other cultures, and highlights the honest and peaceful essence of Islam.
At the end of the visit, the country’s guest was presented with a copy of one of the Centre’s distinctive publications “Spaces of Light” book that showcases the winning photographs in “Spaces of Light” photography award, annually organised by the Centre in celebration of the scenic aesthetics and visual culture of the mosque, and another copy of a book about places of worship in the Islamic history.