Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Wednesday with Minister of Social Solidarity Nivine El-Kabbag to follow up on the state’s efforts to promote traditional crafts and handicrafts nationwide, according to presidential spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy.
The Egyptian President directed that all forms of support for the preservation and development of heritage craftsmen continue to be provided within the framework of the State’s strategy to support small and micro-entrepreneurs.
This is due to traditional crafts’ active role in social and economic growth, as well as the important contribution of heritage crafts to the preservation of Egypt’s national identity and cultural wealth.
Egypt’s President also directed the application of the highest quality standards for handicrafts, in line with national and international standards, with an emphasis on innovation and the blending of authenticity and modernity, and taking into account the effective operation of capital in the interests of preserving national heritage and promoting human and sustainable development.
The meeting also witnessed a review of the experience of women community leaders in the field of enhancing women, family and society awareness through the development efforts of the community leaders mechanism on several aspects related to services and awareness, in addition to coordination with civil societies and local leaders.
In this regard, Al-Sisi directed that these efforts continue to monitor and resolve common societal problems on the ground and to develop the best ways to implement appropriate solutions.