His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received the Ambassador of the EU in Iraq, Ramon Blecua, and the Ambassador of Belgium in Iraq, Hendrik Van de Velde, on 9 April 2019.
His Eminence explained to the EU and Belgian Ambassadors in Iraq the role of Marji’iyya in propagating and delivering the true and genuine Islamic culture, which was taught by the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his progeny), and then his Holy Progeny (peace be upon them) after his passing away. They themselves applied it and taught their followers to apply it, through their continuous call towards tolerance, moderateness, peaceful discussions, based on respect for others whatever their creed or ethnicity.
He also expressed the importance of openness between nations, so that they can coordinate and cooperate in matters of common interest, and to make this distant from harshness and compulsion, and based on rationality. Such discussions and meetings should be a cause for correction in the manners of politics and authoritative behaviour. It is the lack of rationality that leads to such authoritative governance.
The EU and Belgian Ambassadors expressed their appreciation of the Marji’iyya’s stance, and its efforts in defeating ISIS, and its strong and resilient role in stabilising the region and the world.