ISLAMABAD (APP)- As many as 26 Egyptian teachers joined International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) here on Monday. A formal reception was arranged for them at the central library of the university. Dr. Anwaar Hussain Siddiqui, President of the university was the chief guest on the occasion. In his welcome address, Dr. Siddiqui appreciated the role of Egyptian government, Jama-e-Azhar and other Egyptian institutions in foundation of the Islamic University. He said that it was Egypt who provided a large number of teachers in early 90s. Two of IIUI early presidents were from Egypt. Dr. Siddiqui appreciated the role of Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad. He assured full cooperation to newly arrived Egyptian teachers and hoped that they would play their energetic role in teaching students and cementing relations with Egyptian as well as Arab world. The reception was also addressed by Ahmad Muhammad Abdul Azeem, Advisor Egyptian Embassy, Dr. Khalifa Hassan Ahmad Vice President IIUI , Dr. Mehmood Sharf-al-din, Dr. Abdur Rehman Hussain Muhammad Head of the teachers, Dr. Zain-ul-Abidin, Depty Head of the teachers and a number of Deans of the faculties of the university. The newly arrived teachers would join faculties of Arabic, Islamic Studies and Shariah and Law at the university.