Customers flock into Asian countries displayed products at 2017 ADSA bazaar - Egypt Today/Ashraf Fawzy Customers flock into Asian countries displayed products at 2017 ADSA bazaar - Egypt Today/Ashraf Fawzy

In pics: ADSA charity bazaar displays colorful Asian products

Sat, Nov. 11, 2017
CAIRO – 11 November 2017: The annual charity bazaar organized by the Asian Diplomats’ Spouses Association (ADSA) was inaugurated Saturday, with 20 member countries selling traditional handmade products.

This year, Suzy Shoukry, spouse of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, is the guest of honor of the event for the second year in a row. A huge turnout has been witnessed at the bazaar on Saturday, with Egyptians and foreigners flowing in to buy Asian products.

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China s sector at 2017 ADSA bazaar in Cairo - Egypt Todaay/Ashraf Fawzy

After the inauguration ceremony, held at Conrad Cairo Hotel, Suzy Shoukry expressed her delight for participating in the bazaar, which is distinguished by eye-catching, colorful Asian culture.

She highlighted the resemblance between Egyptian and Asian cultures as a main enhancer to such a big event, which is established for a “great cause,” as revenues go to charities and benefit many children, orphans and women in Egypt, according to her statement to Egypt Today on the sidelines of the bazaar.

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Suzy Shoukry, spouse of Egyptian Foreign Minister during her speech at 2017 ADSA bazaar in Cairo - Egypt Todaay/Ashraf Fawzy

In her speech, Shoukry thanked the wives of Asian diplomats for their effort in organizing the charity event. She was accompanied by the spouse of the Pakistani ambassador to Egypt, Shahida Shah, in a tour around the bazaar.

For her part, ADSA President Shahida Shah welcomed the attendees and highlighted a number of charity associations that ADSA is donating the bazaar revenues to.


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Suzy Shoukry, spouse of Egyptian Foreign Minister during a tour in 2017 ADSA bazaar with Pakistani Ambassador wife Shahida Sha - Photo by Ashraf Fawzy


The associations include Children Cancer Hospital 57357, Nile River School, Light and Hope Association, Dar el-Hanna Orphanage, Women's Health and Improvement Association, and Torah House for disabled women.

Six Asian countries participated in cultural performances and fashion shows. One of the shows was presented by the spouse of the Sri Lankan ambassador to Egypt, MandaraYogarajan, who played saxophone.

The annual bazaar is one of the main fundraiser activities organized by the ADSA, aiming to raise funds to help underprivileged people in Egypt, especially women and children, Shah previously told Egypt Today.

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Members of ADSA and Suzy Shoukry - Egypt Today/Ashraf Fawzy


The ADSA was established in 1975 to promote Egypt-Asia mutual cultural cooperation. It constitutes 28 member countries. The association members meet monthly to discuss the charities’ future plans and vote on the associations that will receive the fund after field visits.
 
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