President of Paraguay Visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


H.H. Mario Abdo Benitez, President of the Republic of Paraguay ,and the first lady Silvana López Moreira visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, as part of his official visit to the UAE. They were accompanied by H.E. Saeed Abdullah Al Qamzi, Non-Resident Ambassador and Extraordinary Plenipotentiary of the UAE to Paraguay, and the accompanying delegation.

The Paraguayan President and accompanying delegation commenced the tour by visiting the mausoleum of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, recalling his fine qualities and wise approach that established the culture of tolerance, coexistence, and peace among various nations worldwide.

The President and accompanying delegation toured of the mosque's halls and external corridors, and they were briefed about Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque's noble message that promotes the practice of tolerance, and openness to the world's nations. They also learned about the mosque's history, collection, and aesthetic features of Islamic art and architecture that manifest in every corner of this grand edifice.

At the end of the visit, the guest was presented with two of the Centre’s distinctive publications. The first titled “Spaces of Light” showcasing the winning photographs in the “Spaces of Light” photography award, annually organized by the Centre in celebration of the scenic aesthetics and visual culture of the mosque, and another copy of a book titled “Houses of God” about places of worship in the Islamic history, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, as well as  a book titled  "Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: A Visual Journey", which through a rich visual journey narrates  the  details of Islamic art and architecture that manifest at the mosque.