The Archbishop of Canterbury Reverend Rowan Williams on Monday met the Prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammad Abdul Ali at his ancestral home “Amir Mahal”.

During an hour-long meeting, the Nawab said the Archbishop's visit would help strengthenties among minority communities, especially Muslim and Christian.

The Nawab also appealed to the Archbishop to continue to play a vital role in promoting world peace and universal brotherhood.

Among those present were the delegation from the Church of England accompanying the Archbishop on his Indian visit — United States Consul-General in Chennai Andrew Simkin, Bishop in the Madras Diocese of the Church of South India V. Devasahayam, Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore A.M. Chinnappa, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu N. Ram, chairman of the Tamil Nadu Minorities Commission Vincent Chinnadurai, President of the Evangelical Church of India Bishop Ezra Sargunam, and Mufti Salahuddin Mohammed Ayub, Chief Kazi to the State government.