Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb asserted Azhar's keenness on supporting Somalia.
He was speaking during a meeting between Tayyeb and Somali Education Minister Khadra Bashir to discuss fostering bilateral relations in the education field.
Tayyeb said Azhar is keen on increasing the number of scholarships to Somali students to study at Azhar as well as preparing a training program for Somali preachers that aims to confront extremism.
Bashir hailed Azhar's role in spreading moderate Islam, adding that her country is in need of Azhar to confront extremism.
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