Senior Thai Buddhist Monks in Egypt for Talks with Sunni Muslim Leader

March 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/TNA,6026,0,0,1,0

Five senior Thai Buddhist monks arrived in the Egyptian capital on Sunday for an official visit in which they will hold talks with the Sunni Muslims’ highest spiritual leader later in the week.

The Thai monks, led by Phra Dhramakosajarn, rector of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, were welcomed by Thai ambassador to Egypt Noppadol Theppitak upon their arrival in Cairo.

Mr. Noppadol said the visit by the Thai Buddhist monks to Egypt marked the first time for an official meeting between leaders of the Buddhism and Muslim religions in Egypt.