The Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Hassan Khaled, is paying a seven-day visit of Chad.?
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Background: The Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Hassan Khaled, is paying a seven-day visit of Chad. He arrived at Fort Lamy on January 18 to a warm welcome from the Minister of the Interior, M. Mahamat Douba Alifa, representing President Tombalbaye.
M. Mahamat Djerma, Mayor of Fort Lamy, led a delegation from Chad's Islamic community. In a brief speech, the Grand Mufti conveyed greetings from President Souleyman Frangie.
Subsequently, the Grand Mufti met President Tombalbaye.
SYNOPSIS: The Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Hassan Khaled was greeted by Minister of the Interior Mahamat Douba Alfia when he arrived in Chad for a seven-day visit.
The Grand Mufti later received the President of Chad, Francois Tombalbaye, to whom conveyed greetings from President Souleyman Frangie. The Grand Mufti said relations between Lebanon and Chad were excellent.
Later Sheikh Hassan visited the main Mosque in Fort Lamy. There is a strong Islamic community in Chad, and a welcoming deputation which greeted the Grand Mufti on his arrival was led by the Mayor of Fort Lamy, M. Mahamat Djerma.