Armenian PM Pays Tribute to Genocide Victims at Cairo Church

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is on an official visit to Egypt, paid tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Saint Gregory the Illuminator Church in Cairo. The church is one of the oldest and largest Armenian churches in the country.

The Prime Minister was welcomed by the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Egypt, His Grace Bishop Ashot Mnatsakanyan, and the leader of the Armenian Catholic Church in Egypt, Krikor Augustinos Kousa. He was also greeted by a group of representatives of the Armenian community in Egypt, who expressed their gratitude and support for his visit.

The Prime Minister lit a candle and laid flowers at the cross-stone commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide, which took place in the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923. He also visited the church’s museum, which displays various artifacts and documents related to the history and culture of the Armenian people in Egypt.

A Short Meeting with the Community Members

After the visit to the church, the Prime Minister had a short meeting with the community members in the primacy, where he answered various questions of their interest. He referred to the results of the meetings with the top leadership of Egypt, the “Crossroads of Peace” project of the Armenian government, Armenia-Diaspora relations, and other topics.

The Prime Minister praised the role and contribution of the Armenian community in Egypt, which has a long and rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. He said that the community is a bridge of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, and that the Armenian government is ready to support and assist them in any way possible.

A Historic and Strategic Partnership with Egypt

The visit to the church was part of the Prime Minister’s official visit to Egypt, which aims to strengthen the historic and strategic partnership between the two countries. The Prime Minister met with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal.

The two sides discussed various issues of mutual interest, such as bilateral cooperation, regional developments, trade and investment, tourism and culture, and the fight against terrorism and extremism. They also signed several agreements and memoranda of understanding in various fields, such as agriculture, education, health, and energy.

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