Wednesday 1 September 2021
Signing the Memorandum of Understanding
The Institute of Oriental Studies (the Russian Academy of Sciences) held a solemn ceremony of signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday, September the 1st, 2021. The document was signed among the World Council of Muslim Communities, the Foundation for the Support of Islamic Culture, Science, and Education, and the Institute of Oriental Studies, on the establishment and support of the Center for Islamic Manuscripts Center, named after Sheikh Zayed.
The ceremony was attended by the delegation representatives of the Muslim Communities World Council, E.V. Eremin, the Head of the Department for Interaction with Religious Organizations of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation for Internal Policy, A.V. Zhdanov, Director of the the Foundation for the Support of Islamic Culture, Science, and Education, and Vyacheslav Polosin, the Deputy Director of the Ali Foundation, and the members of the Institute of Oriental Studies.
The ceremony began with a welcoming speech of Alikber Alikberov, the Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Doctor of Historical Sciences, and His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid al-Nuaimi, whose presentation took place online.
His Excellency Dr. al-Nuaimi noted in his speech the special role of the Institute of Oriental Studies in the study of Islam in Russia and abroad. E.V. Eremin in his speech emphasized the importance of cooperation among Russia and the Arab countries in the fields of science and culture.