Wednesday 27th November, 2019
We were honoured to welcome the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Ms Betty Pavelich Sirois who came to Masjeed An Nur with her two sons and her Counsellor, Sandra Tvrtkovic.
The Ambassador is based in Canberra and was accredited to New Zealand only after April 2019. She conveyed her regrets for not being able to attend the commemoration for the victims of Christchurch Mosque attacks that was held on 23rd March at Hagley Park. She was grateful for the opportunity to lay a wreath/flowers at the Mosque and to pay respect. She had requested and was happy to have the opportunity to meet with Imam Gamal Fouda.
She expressed her condolences and presented Croatia’s model of interfaith relations, especially the one with its Islamic community, that is often referred to as exemplary in Europe.