President of Greek Community of Alexandria Dies

The president of the Hellenic Community of Alexandria (EKA) and the head of the Greek maritime club in Alexandria Edmond Kasimatis passed away from the coronavirus on Saturday. He was 83.

Kasimatis who was elected in 2017 was passionately working to deepen and expand Greek-Egyptian ties and helping the Greek community in Egypt.

His latest public activity was a donation of EGP 500,000 ($32,000) to Tahya Mist Fund to support national efforts in fighting COVID-19. Kasimatis described those denotations as an appreciation from the Greek Community in Egypt to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and its people.

“The Greeks in Egypt are an original component of the Egyptian community; moreover, supporting Egypt during this critical phase is our duty,” he recently said.

The President of the Greek Community of Cairo (EKK), Christos Cavalis, said that Hellenism in Egypt is suffereing from his death because “he was the main force in empowering the communication between Egypt and Greece and preserving the Hellenic identity.”