Cairo Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Seven AGBU Cairo board members received commemorative plaques for their service to AGBU Cairo, they were Berdj Terzian, Onnig Garibian, Chris Mikaelian, Missak Tchetchenian, Mardiros Balayan, Onnig Belekdanian and Norayr Deuvletian. (image via


AGBU Cairo celebrated its 100th anniversary of existence on Sunday 31st October at the Belekdanian Hall in Heliopolis with some special proceedings marking this important Centennial Jubilee of our Chapter. The celebration was held under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Ashot Mnatsaganian, Primate of the Armenian Apostolic church of Egypt and His Grace Bishop Monsignor Krikor Augostinos Coussan, Primate of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate, with the presence of our communities’ highest dignitaries and representatives of different cultural, sports and philanthropic organizations.


The celebration was also the occasion to grant AGBU’s Garbis Papazian Award to Dr. Mohamed Refaat El Imam through the hands of the award committee representative, Mr. Razmig Tahmazian who had come especially from Austria for these proceedings.

Since January 1998, Dr. El Imam has served as editor-in-chief of the Arabic-language supplement of Arev, which is an Egyptian-Armenian publication.

For more information on Cairo’s centennial event, visit


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