Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs Soha Gendy has underscored Al Azhar’s key, pivotal role towards Egyptian Muslim families abroad, especially amid the existence of different cultures and extremist groups that may affect some weak minds and easily influenced people.

Gendy added that she has discussed with Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb some issues of interest for Egyptian expats, foremost of which are the family ones emanating from their move to external societies of different cultures.

The minister made the remarks as she received Al Azhar imam’s adviser on foreign students affairs Nahla el Saeedy.

The meeting touched on means of fostering bilateral cooperation, with the emigration minister praising Al Azhar imam for appointing Saeedy as his adviser; to be the first woman ever to hold such a post at Al Azhar.

Meanwhile, Saeedy said she is looking forward to cooperation with the emigration ministry in whatever field that may benefit Egyptian expats.

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