Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany discussed with the new ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Cairo, Maryam Khalifa Al-Kaabi, strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the field of tourism and antiquities.
El-Anany began the meeting by stressing the strong relations between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in all fields, especially in tourism and antiquities.
The meeting discussed ways to push more tourist traffic from the UAE to Egypt and the possibility of establishing cooperation between Sheikh Zayed University in the UAE and the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo in addition to benefiting from the Egyptian experience in the field of tourism and archaeological work.
Furthermore, they discussed the possibility of organising a number of temporary exhibitions of Egyptian antiquities in the UAE, especially after the success of Dubai Expo 2020, where the ministry participated in this exhibition with an archaeological sarcophagus for display in the Egyptian pavilion located in the exhibition.
On her part, the ambassador praised the success of the Golden Pharaohs’ Parade and the re-opening of the Avenue of Sphinxes, expressing her great admiration for the ancient Egyptian civilisation.
The meeting was also attended by Dalia Abdel Fattah — the General Supervisor of the General Department of International Relations and Agreements at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.