Egyptian pilgrims are waiting for their flight to Mecca and Madinah at the Cairo International Airport- Egypt Today- Hossam Atef
CAIRO - 5 August 2018: Minister of Awqaf Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said Sunday the aim of all official missions of Hajj (pilgrimage) is to offer services to pilgrims and highlight the upright image of Islam.
The minister's statements came in a press conference with Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Omar Marwan who heads this year's Egypt's hajj mission to the holy lands in Saudi Arabia.
Minister Gomaa said Egypt managed to restore its international position and regional role, calling on pilgrims to be good ambassadors of their country and to respect the laws of Saudi Arabia.
For his part, minister Marwan called on the Islamic imams who accompany the pilgrims to the holy lands to highlight to pilgrims the correct moderate teachings of Islam and its tolerance.
The ministers urged the pilgrims to avoid involvement in politics