Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin cordially greeted His Majesty and honorable guests on behalf of the 25 million Russian Ummah with the wishes of peace, the mercy of Allah Almighty and His blessing.
"It is a great honor for the Russian Muslims to receive a direct descendant of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the main Mosque of the country. It is a mercy for the Muslims of Russia, support and care, a significant event in the history of the Russian Ummah," - said Mufti, noting hat this year our countries have marked the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations - a significant, landmark milestone in Russian-Jordanian cooperation.
The spiritual leader of the Muslims of Russia stressed that the prevailing feature of the Russian-Jordanian political relations are active contacts at the highest level. It is encouraging to note that Abdullah II maintains active and regular dialogue with the Russian leadership .
The King discussed with the Head of the Russian Muslims various issues related to the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the role of Jordan in granting refuge to the Syrian refugees, cooperation and exchange of experience between Russian and Jordanian higher religious education institutions regarding to translation of various works, student exchange, as well as skills development of imams.
Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin highly praised the work of the International Center for Halal Standardization and Certification of the Russia Muftis Council, noting that cooperation in «Halal» industry between the Russian Federation and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is mutually beneficial. Ravil hazrat stressed the obtaining of accreditation by the ICSC «Halal» in the authorities of Saudi Arabia (GAC) and the United Arab Emirates (ESMA), highlighting that certified poultry meat is already shipped to Jordan. "We would be extremely pleased to increase the supply of the Russian high-quality «Halal» products," said Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin. These and other proposals of the Head of Russian Muslims arosed keen interest of His Majesty.
After the parties expressed their unanimity and unity of views regarding to various problems and issues, His Majesty announced his intention to notify the Russian President V.V. Putin upon the similarity of positions and the forthcoming cooperation between the Russian and Jordanian Ummah in the interests of the peoples of our two states.