Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of Russia's Muslim-majority Chechnya region, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan to express gratitude for meeting him during the recent visit to Moscow.
“My Brother Prime Minister lmran khan, I am extremely thankful to you that you spare time for a meeting with me. I am also thankful to you that you extended a friendly cooperation with our country Russia,” read the letter shared by the ruling PTI on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.
دورہ روس میں ملاقات کے بعد چیچنیا کے صدر نے وزیراعظم عمران خان کے نام خط لکھا ہے! کہا طویل عرصے سے آپ سے ملاقات کا خواہشمند تھا، اقوام متحدہ جنرل اسمبلی میں دین اسلام اور مسلم امہ سے متعلق آپ نے جو موقف اپنایا وہ قابل تعریف تھا- pic.twitter.com/FkLXdhYjbf
— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 10, 2022
PM Imran had met Kadyrov last month in Moscow and appreciated the rebuilding of Grozny and the rapid progress of Chechen Republic under his the leadership.
“You [PM Imran] would be aware that in Russia, we are approximately three million Muslims in Russia and all these three million Muslims esteemed you with great respect and honour,” the Chechen president added.
He also appreciated Premier Imran’s stance against Islamophobia saying: “Personally I was profoundly and eagerly looking forward to meet you to express my gratitude for the stance you adopt for our religion (Islam) in United Nations and at world forums.”
“We are ready to make every service for you in Russia. We also pray to Allah Almighty to consider us among His dutiful and obedient humans. Whatsoever service is required for the cause, defence and struggle of Allah's Deen and its spread.
“Once more, I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to you and your affection. We will wait anxiously for your next visit to Russia.”