Thursday, December 23, 2021
President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah. During the visit, “Humanitarian Aid and Aid Projects” Protocol was signed between Türkiye Diyanet Foundation and Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization
President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah and the accompanying delegation in his Office.
Expressing the satisfaction with the visit, President of Religious Affairs Erbaş thanked the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah and the accompanying delegation for their visit.
Pointing out the relations between the two countries, President Erbaş reminded that cooperation between Türkiye and Malaysia in the field religious education dates back to many years ago.
Stating that the cooperation between TDV and MAPIM will be improved further, President Erbaş said: “There are many regions, states, cities and there are grievances and oppressions happening in those cities. The people are in need of our support. Allah the Exalted commands; “Hold firmly to the rope of Allah, and do not be divided.” We should do our best in this unity and solidarity, combine our strength and stand by these victimized people. This will be greatest gain for us Insha Allah.”
Abdullah: ”Relations between Malaysia and Türkiye have always been well”
Conveying his thanks for being received, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah uttered his satisfaction with the cooperation.
Pointing out that relations between Türkiye and Malaysia have always been well, Abdullah stated that Türkiye and Malaysia, together, may present works that will set an example in the matter of humanitarian aid.
“Humanitarian Aid and Aid Projects” Protocol
Following the reception, “Humanitarian Aid and Aid Projects” Protocol was signed between Türkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) and Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization (MAPIM)
Giving a speech at the signing ceremony, President of Religious Affairs Erbaş talked as below by emphasizing the importance of the protocol:
“Insha Allah, we will make our best effort to supply numerous aids within cooperation in line with this protocol. As Türkiye Diyanet Foundation, we supply aid to victims, oppressed persons, the poor, waifs and strays, orphans and motherless children in various fields in many places in the world. Insha Allah, we will try to convey our aids strongly by combining our strength with Malaysian Islamic Organization. May Allah the Exalted let this conduce to goodness.”
Remarking that this is a historical moment, the Minister of Foreign Minister of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah talked as below:
“In addition to this, we will strengthen our unity for humanitarian aid. We will supply aid to damaged people who suffered either from war or pandemic or other disaster in many countries. Furthermore, we will try to make Islam Ummah even better by working together Insha Allah. In this matter, both organization will work self-dedicatedly Insha Allah. May it conduce to goodness.”
In the signing ceremony held by the Presidency of Religious Affairs, on behalf of Türkiye Diyanet Foundation, the Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees of TDV İhsan Açık and on behalf of Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization, Vice President of MAPIM Ahmed Sani Bin Abdul Alim Arabi signed the protocol.
With the protocol, support will be provided particularly to poor students, children, orphans, widows, disabled person, homeless persons, and families in the Muslim countries, especially in Syria and Bangladesh; it is endeavored to ease the pain of poor people suffering from lack of nutrition, ignorance, displacement and poverty. Again, projects will be carried out for water supply and health facilities and rehabilitation centers will be constructed in the societies that do not have access to the health services.
Vice President of Religious Affairs Doç. Dr. Selim Argün and General Director of Foreign Relations Erdal Atalay were present at the ceremony.