President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA), Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa, met here the Russian Muftis' Shura Council Chairman and President of the Religious Administration of Muslims in Russia, Shaikh Rawi Ainuddin.

SCIA President, who is visiting Russia to take part in the regular meeting of the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia-Islamic World" (RIW Group), conveyed greetings from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to Shaikh Rawi Ainuddin, and wishes of further success.

Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Mohammed also congratulated Shaikh Rawi Ainuddin on being granted the Order of Merit for Homeland by President Vladimir Putin in recognition of his contributions to promoting peace and harmony among ethnic groups and sects.

The Russian Muftis' Shura Council Chairman expressed deepest appreciation for HM the King’s support for Russian Muslims, requesting him to convey his greetings to HM King Hamad.

He also expressed delight at the SCIA President’s visit, noting that it reflects the steady growth of bilateral relations thanks to the directives of the friendly countries’ leaders.

The two sides also discussed relations between the SCIA in Bahrain and the Russian Muftis' Shura Council, and reviewed their joint projects in the coming period.

Bahraini Ambassador to Russia, Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Saati, as well as officials from the SCIA, Russian Muftis' Shura Council and Religious Administration of Muslims in Russia were present.