Russia: Abbas awarded by head mufti

Russia: Abbas awarded by head mufti

Head of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin has decorated Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas with the supreme Russian Islamic award, the
Al Fahr Order.

The ceremony took place at the Council of Muftis residence on Monday morning.

Abbas received the award for restoring Palestinian statehood, making a substantial contribution in the Palestinian-Israeli settlement and the Middle East peace process, and promoting peace, accord and inter-religious dialog, as well as fraternal relations between the Palestinian and Russian peoples.

Source: Interfax (English)

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