Cairo Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt jointly opened the renovated Al-Azhar Grand Mosque on Tuesday.
Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, and several senior officials of Al-Azhar received the leaders, who offered prayer at the mosque and toured its facilities. The Crown Prince and Sisi inspected the renovation work of the mosque that took more than three years.
The renovation work, which has been completed with the support extended by the late King Abdullah and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, is considered as the largest ever renovation carried out since the mosque's construction 1,000 years ago.
Source: International Islamic News Agency