Ministry of Foreign Affairs opens 11th ‘Buy Egyptian Art’ exhibition 

Sami Hegazi
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Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Hamdi Loza opened, on Wednesday, the 11th edition of the Egyptian Products and Heritage Exhibition “Buy Egyptian Art”.

The opening ceremony was attended by CEO of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority Bassel Rahme and Ambassador Nayla Jabr, Chairman of the National Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Human Trafficking (NCCPIM).

The exhibition is part of the Egyptian government’s commitment to creating jobs for young people and curbing illegal immigration. The NCCPIM, which is part of the Prime Minister’s Office, organizes regular exhibitions of traditional craft industries.

Hosted by the foreign ministry, the exhibits aim to educate foreign ambassadors and diplomats about the products of young artisans and small business owners, facilitate communication with them to facilitate purchases both at home and abroad, and promote exports.

These exhibitions also encourage foreign ambassadors and diplomats accredited in Cairo and heads of international and UN bodies to identify and purchase these handicrafts.

The exhibitions are an interactive platform for young producers and the Egyptian and foreign diplomatic community to showcase products, open marketing horizons, encourage their access to foreign markets and upgrade the communication and marketing skills of exhibitors.

This year’s exhibition is being held under the slogan “Buy Egyptian Art: Egyptian Products Travel around the World” on 21-22 June.

This exhibition brings together a diverse group of manufacturers from the most exporting governorates of illegal migration.

These industrialists received training within the framework of the project” contributing to the creation of job opportunities for women in Upper Egypt by improving their capabilities and developing productive clusters ” funded by the Spanish Agency for international cooperation for development (AECID).

The “Qualification and training of 50 women for export in the field of handicrafts and heritage” programme that was implemented in cooperation with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, also contributed to the training.

The Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise Development Authority supports exhibitors with technical and financial support packages to support young people in building successful projects that contribute to the national economy and create sustainable job opportunities.

The list of exhibits includes various products, such as handmade carpets, silver and jewellery, leather, tents, pottery, copper, and home decor.

This year’s fair provides integrated product transport and marketing services to provide opportunities for young people to access foreign markets.

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