ABU DHABI: The Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cultural Centre and Mosque in China, which was established by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, is considered an important cultural centre to transfer the teachings of tolerance and moderation of the Islamic religion, as well as being one of the largest Mosques in the Republic of China.
The opening ceremony of the Mosque, which took place last Friday, atracted thousands of Chinese people from different cities and villages to enjoy the Islamic architecture beauty of the Mosque. The Mosque includes large spacious corridors and places for worship which can accommodate more than six thousand people. There are also many Quranic Centres, and the Mosque holds training sessions for imams, in addition to other facilities.
During the ceremony, Chinese officials expressed their delight and said that the centre expresses the human spirit of the leadership and people of the UAE. The ceremony was attended by Omar Ahmed Adi Nasib Al Bitar, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of China, who affirmed in an opening ceremony speech that this gift from the UAE to the people of China is an expression of love and friendship between both countries, which translates the faith in the importance of goodness and generosity of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.