Armenian Ambassador to Egypt Armen Melkonyan met with Egyptian Awqaf Minister Talaat Mohamed Afifi
YEREVAN, MARCH 18, ARMENPRESS: Armenian Ambassador to Egypt Armen Melkonyan had a meeting with Talaat Mohamed Afifi Salem Egypt's Minister of religious endowments (Awqaf). As Armenpress was informed from press, informational and public relations department of Foreign Ministry, in a warm and constructive atmosphere interlocutors had discussed number of issues on Armenian-Egyptian relations, highly evaluating the great contribution of Armenian community in relations of the two states. Both sides estimated the promotion of dialogue between the two civilizations.
Armenian Ambassador informed Talaat Mohamed Afifi about the process of peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as well as about efforts of Armenia and international community aimed at it.
The Ministry of Awqaf of Egypt is one of eighteen ministries in the Egyptian government and is in charge of religious endowments. Religious endowments, awqaf, are similar to common law trusts where the trustee is the mosque or individual in charge of the waqf and the beneficiary is usually the community as a whole. Examples of waqfs are of a plot of land, a market, a hospital, or any other building that would aid the community.