Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets Minister of Awkaf
Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Minister of Awkaf (religious endowments) Dr. Muhammed Mukhtar Gomaa.
The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, stated that during the meeting, the Minister of Awkaf presented the updates of the training programmes provided for the new imams which aims at improving their skills in all aspects. These programmes are given by leading specialists in the fields of religious sciences and humanitarian, social and cultural studies. President El-Sisi directed that these efforts be continued in a sustainable manner, with the aim of constantly adding to the expertise of the imams and enhancing their ability to keep abreast of today's issues in a moderate, enlightened manner in accordance with the righteous Islamic religion.
The meeting also discussed the Ministry’s plan to send imams and readers of the Holy Qura’n to various countries during the Holy Month of Ramadan, in the light of Egypt's pioneering role in this field. In this regard, the President directed that the best imams and Quran readers be selected and prepared before travelling abroad.
The President was also briefed on the efforts of the Ministry of Awkaf to prepare for its international conference which will focus on discussing the role of modern electronic means in religious discourse, as part of the State's efforts toward digital transformation in various fields. Dr. Gomaa also presented the revenues of the Awkaf Authority which are growing significantly and continuously, in the light of the President's constant directives to safeguard and invest in the assets of the Authority as this is in the public interest.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt.