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Russian Council of Federation honored Mufti of Dagestan Republic

Makhachkala, September 14, 2019

On September 14 Mufti of Dagestan Republic Sheikh Ahmad Afandi received Deputy Chairman of the Council of Federation Ilyas Umakhanov. This year Russian Council of Federation celebrates the 25th anniversary. During the meeting, on behalf of the Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of Russia Valentina Matvienko, the spiritual leader of Dagestan was awarded a medal for his great contribution to the development of parliamentarism.

Ilyas Umakhanov noted the importance of interaction between authorities and the clergy and emphasized the role of Sheikh Ahmad Afandi as a spiritual leader in strengthening the unity of the people of Dagestan.

 

Being authorized for Hajj affairs under the Government of the Russian Federation, Umakhanov gave a positive assessment of the organization of Muslim pilgrimages to the holy lands.

Mufti of Dagestan thanked Ilyas Umakhanov for the visit and assured of further cooperation for the benefit of society, the press service of the Muftiyat of the Republic of Dagestan reports.

 

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