President Bassirou Diomaye Faye on Official Visit to Touba and Tivaouane

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the head of state, Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye, made an official visit to Touba, the capital of the Mouride Brotherhood, and then to Tivaouane, the religious city of the Tidjaniya order. During both visits, he received symbolic gifts from religious leaders. The president’s visit to Touba demonstrates his commitment to the region, which voted 98% for him.

Accompanied by a small delegation, President Faye was warmly received at the residence of the General Khalif of the Mourides, Serigne Mountakha Mbacké, in Darou Miname. In a private meeting, President Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye expressed his unwavering support for Khalif’s activities, recognizing his pivotal role in the population’s well-being. He also offered prayers for the Khalif’s health and longevity. In return, the Khalif expressed gratitude and offered prayers for the success of the presidential term. The meeting concluded with a gesture of respect and goodwill, as the Khalif presented a mat and a copy of the Quran to the president.

The city of the Tidjaniya order, Tivaouane, was the second destination of the head of state after Touba. Indeed, the delegation led by President Bassirou Diomaye Faye was received by General Khalif of the Tidjaniya, Serigne Babacar Sy Mansour. After a tête-à-tête that lasted more than 40 minutes, the president visited the Zawiyah El Hadj Malick Sy and then the mausoleum of Serigne Babacar Sy to pay his respects. Before leaving, the religious leader offered him, among other gifts, a copy of the Holy Quran, a copy of the writings of Sédiments El Hadj Malick Sy, and a perfume.

President Faye’s visit to Touba and Tivaouane is a testament to his commitment and respect for the crucial role of religious leaders in national life. This is just the beginning of a series of planned trips to different regions of the country, a clear demonstration of his commitment to connect with all communities and address the needs of every citizen, regardless of their religious affiliations.

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