South Korean President visits Wahat Al Karama, Sheikh Zayed Mosque


South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Sunday visited Abu Dhabi's iconic landmarks, including Wahat Al Karama and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Yeol, accompanied by First Lady Kim Keon Hee and a high-level delegation, began their tour with a visit to the final resting place of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. 

Later, Dr. Yousif Al Obaidli, Director-General of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, briefed the group about the mosque’s leading role in highlighting the Islamic culture’s true essence and promoting cross-cultural communication worldwide.

They were then presented with two of the Centre’s distinctive publications.

The first titled Spaces of Light, showcasing the winning photographs in the photography award, and a copy of a book titled Houses of God about places of worship in the Islamic history.

They were joined by UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei and Minister of Culture and Youth Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi.

During the tour of Wahat Al Karama, Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Executive Director of the Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office, gave a detailed overview of the different sections that embodies the bravery and heroism of UAE martyrs, as well as the nation’s noble values.

Yeol attended the Guard of Honour ceremony, and then laid a wreath at the Martyrs' Monument, which is made up of 31 panels leaning on one another, signifying the unity, solidarity and mutual support that bind together the leadership, the citizens and the servicemen.

The tour ended with a word written by Yeol, expressing his utmost respect for the brave martyrs.

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