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.