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Egyptian minister: Al-Azhar Sheikh's visit legitimises Suez project

Egypt’s Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa hailed Al-Azhar Imam Dr Ahmed El-Tayyib’s recent visit to the Suez Canal Development Project as “a sign of national consensus” on the project.

He added that El-Tayyib’s visit legitimises the project, first launched under the now ousted government of Mohamed Morsi.

He also cited El-Tayyib’s call on all Egyptians to contribute to the project by purchasing the investment certificates allocated to it, which “settled the dispute over the permissibility of these certificates”.

El-Tayyib visited the construction site on Sunday, accompanied by a delegation of Al-Azhar students and scholars.

Work on the Suez project started on August 5.


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