Ambassador of Mexico in Egypt Octavio Tripp announced on Wednesday in a press conference at the Mexican Residence the 2022 Cultural Programme of Mexico in Egypt.
The ambassador said that in 2022, cultural exchanges between Mexico and Egypt will continue to be one of the main pillars in the bilateral agenda, corresponding to the links between two countries with a rich and ancient cultural heritage.
He stressed that Mexico will continue to promote its cultural diversity with initiatives that will contribute to Egypt’s already bustling cultural life, strengthening the relationship between both countries.
Among the activities announced, the Mexican embassy will host the first Mexican novel translation competition in Egypt, two prestigious Mexican writers, muralism and painting exhibitions, a drone photographic exposition, and a binational cartoon show centred on climate change with Egyptian and Mexicans cartoonists.
The initiatives also include folkloric dance shows, a tri-national conference on the protection of cultural property, participation in film festivals, book presentations, and the world-famous Day of the Dead in November.
“To develop the 2022 Cultural Programme, the Mexican Embassy in Cairo partnered with important allies, including the Ministry of Culture of Egypt, the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, the National Centre for Translation, the International Organisation for Migration (OIM), the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Latin-American Institute (IILA), other embassies in Egypt, and the private sector,” according to the ambassador.
Tripp was accompanied by the Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Latin America Ashraf Mounir and prominent figures from the cultural sector of Egypt.
For his part, Mounir praised the organisation of a number of joint cultural events. He stressed that Mexico is considered an important trading partner for Egypt in the Latin continent.
He also commended the launch of the Egyptian-Mexican Business Council in 2018, which effectively contributed to the support and development of the two countries’ commercial relationship.
Furthermore, He mentioned that Mexican investments in Egypt have reached $1.2bn across all sectors, but mainly focused on cement and recreational cities.