His Eminence Sayyed Riyad Al-Hakim met Dr. Alessandro Kansian, an official of the Shi’ism department at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in Britain, on the sidelines of 14th Spring of Martyrdom. A scientific cooperation was proposed between the Center and the Institute to organize a conference on Shiism
His Eminence also met Dr. Ehab Badawi, Assistant Professor of History and Arabic Philosophy at the University of Leiden, Netherlands, and founder of the Center for Shiite Studies and Manuscript inquiry, where scientific cooperation was proposed to exchange experiences between Najaf and the University.
His Eminence had another meeting with Dr. Markus Gerhold, a professor of Islamic theology and its didactics at the University of Giessen, Germany. His Eminence spoke about the true Islam derived from Ahlul Al-Bait, And that their Shiites derived this Islam from the faithful clerics and proposed scientific cooperation in the future between the Center and the University.