CAIRO (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles appealed for a standard effort to protect the surroundings on Thursday after visiting historic Cairo and the Giza pyramids on the primary of a two-day journey to Egypt.
After arriving within the Egyptian capital from Jordan, Charles and his spouse Camilla had been acquired by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi earlier than heading to Al Azhar, the 1,000-year-old seat of Sunni Islam studying.
In feedback throughout a night reception at a restaurant overlooking the pyramids, Charles, 73, mentioned historic Egyptians understood the sacred geometry of nature and that this information was important to life and demise.
“Like our quite extra modest historic stone circles in England, the pyramids remind us of a connection to our planet that we’ve over time forgotten,” he mentioned.
The inheritor to the British throne mentioned that in conferences with Al Azhar’s Grand Imam and a few of its college students and lecturers he had been reminded of the numerous Koranic verses that talk of the significance of caring for the planet.
“We should always heed such knowledge and rediscover a way of the sacred by studying to reside inside the bounds of nature, quite than pondering we are able to go on ignoring it,” he mentioned.
Britain can be with Egypt, which is because of host subsequent 12 months’s COP27 local weather summit, within the “epic wrestle to guard and restore our surroundings”, he mentioned.
Charles mentioned he had additionally had the “particular pleasure” of assembly one among Cairo’s remaining craftsmen with the data to make conventional minbars, or mosque pulpits.
The Center Japanese journey is the primary abroad tour by senior British royals for the reason that onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Reporting by Ahmed Fahmy; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Enhancing by Gareth Jones)