ISNA / According to the latest news, Nigeria welcomes the development of relations with Iran in the field of Hajj and Pilgrimage.
During the meeting of the Nigerian Ambassador to Iran with the representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs, Hojjatoleslam and Muslims, Seyed Abdul Fattah Nawab called the religious and cultural commonalities between the two countries a good ground for understanding and coordination to develop cooperation and said: Iran is ready Transfer your experiences in the field of Hajj and Pilgrimage to Nigeria.
The representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs announced his readiness to expand relations between the two countries and sign a memorandum of understanding with Nigeria. Nawab continued to consider the closure of Hajj as a great loss for Islamic countries and said: In the years when Hajj and Umrah were held, the atmosphere of spirituality and purity flowed to other countries through Hajj and Umrah pilgrims. Referring to the compilation and publication of more than a thousand titles of books on Hajj and Pilgrimage at the Hajj and Pilgrimage Research Institute, he added: “Some of these works are translated into Arabic and English.” These works can be made available to pilgrims from other countries.
Yakubo Santuraki Suleiman, Nigerian Ambassador to Iran, described the cooperation between Tehran and Abuja as good and welcomed the development of cooperation and the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries in the field of Hajj and Pilgrimage.
“Nigeria can certainly use Iran’s experience in this field,” he said, referring to the good organization of Iranian pilgrim caravans during the Hajj. Hojjat al-Islam wal-Muslimin Nawab called Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaki’s presence in Nigeria a positive capacity for coordination and the transmission of the message of friendship, and praised the verdict of the country’s judges on his innocence and release. Emphasizing that his country respects the rights of Sheikh Zakzaki, the Nigerian ambassador pointed to the presence of various delegations from Islamic countries in commemoration of religious ceremonies in Iran and the exemplary coexistence between Shiites and Sunnis, adding: “I hope Islamic countries To use Iran as a model in creating coexistence between Islamic religions.
He added: “Muslims of the world have a special respect for the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic world trusts him and we are proud of him.”
Following the meeting, the Deputy Minister of International Affairs of the Ba’ath Party, stating that there are currently about 20 agreements in various fields between Iran and Nigeria, plans to meet and discuss via video conference between the representative of the Supreme Leader in affairs Hajj and Pilgrimage and Chairman of the Nigeria High Hajj Council Commission announced.
“I am confident that the development of relations between the two sides will be in the interest of the two nations and the two countries, and we will do our best to make it happen,” the Nigerian ambassador said.