Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi urged the continuing and development of programs to qualify Muslim male imams and female preachers, as he met with Endowment Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa on Saturday.
Gomaa reviewed with the president, the ministry’s plan on continuously providing training to imams and teachers through the International Awkaf Academy, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi.
He also presented the ministry’s latest updates in the fields of writing, translation and publishing as well as the publications that the ministry provided for Islamic libraries abroad.
El-Sisi urged for the developing of qualifying programs for imams and preachers and for the strengthening of communication skills through securing postgraduate chances for the endowment ministry staff, especially in psychology and sociology.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait and Agriculture Minister El-Sayed El-Quseir attended the meeting with El-Sisi.
The presidential spokesman also said that the meeting addressed a number of activities carried out by both the agriculture ministry and the endowment ministry.
The meeting reviewed the status regarding organising the overlap between the general authority for agrarian reform and the endowments authority in terms of the agricultural plots, Radi noted.
The meeting also discussed the national project for horizontal expansion of the agricultural areas nationwide, especially in central and north Sinai, Toshka, Al-Hamam and west Minya.
The president urged for intensifying efforts to apply the modern technology methods of agriculture and to expand the use of the modern irrigation system nationwide.
El-Sisi also urged coordination between the ministries of agriculture and irrigation to secure irrigation water. He highlighted the importance of raising the efficiency of the wastewater treatment plants and the canal networks as well as lining these canals nationwide.