Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mexican President in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI – Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, on Sunday visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi (SZGM).

The Mexican President was accompanied by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and head of the honorary mission accompanying the president.
Yousif Al Obaidli, the Director-General of SZGMC, took President Nieto on a tour of the mosque which included all the halls and external hallways. The guest was also briefed on the history of the great religious structure, how it was established and the diversity of the architectural styles used during its construction, in addition to the Islamic decorations drawn and embossed on its walls.
The guests were also introduced to the components of the external hall, including its pillars that support the ceilings, and the various domes on both sides of the mosque's main hall, which is covered by white marble decorated by colored floral designs and mosaic.
He also visited the mausoleum of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, God rest his soul, and paid tribute to his wise policy and his humanitarian initiatives across the world.
At the end of the visit, the high-profile guest was offered the book titled "Spaces of Light" as a gift. The book includes the winning photographs in the photography competition "Spaces of Light" organized every year by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in celebration of the aesthetics and visual greatness of the mosque.

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