Terens-Nikolaos, deputy foreign minister of Greece, and Alexandria Governor Mohamed Sultan during “The Cavafia 2017: The 14th International Literary Symposium"
CAIRO – 14 October 2017: Bibliotheca Alexandria hosted on Saturday a seminar titled “The Cavafia 2017: The 14th International Literary Symposium” under the auspices of the Greek Embassy in Cairo and organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, in cooperation with Bibliotheca Alexandria.
The two-day seminar was also organized by the ministries of culture of Greece and Egypt, Cairo Opera House, and the Greek Cultural Center in Cairo.
Distinguished speakers of high prestige from universities in Egypt, Germany, Greece, the U.S. and England, as well as eminent writers, participated in the first day of the symposium.
some of the Egyptian and Greek delegation participating in Seminar “The Cavafia 2017: The 14th International Literary Symposium"
The seminar revolves around Constantine Cavafy's poetry and personality, highlighting new aspects of his work.
Terens-Nikolaos, deputy foreign minister of Greece, stated that he was glad to attend this seminar, as it represents a bridge between the two countries, indicating that the relationship between Egypt and Greece is currently at its best.
For his part, Mohamed Sultan, governor of Alexandria, expressed his happiness to host such an event, indicating the depth of the bilateral relations between the two countries over the history.
Sultan added that such a ceremony confirms the cooperation between Egypt and Greece on the political, presidential and national levels.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosted Seminar “The Cavafia 2017: The 14th International Literary Symposium”
At the closing of the event, on October 15, there will be a concert of Stefanos Korkolis, one of the most popular Greek composers, who shall present a program dedicated to Cavafy and designed specifically for the symposium.
It is co-organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandria Public Relations and International Communications Department, and the Arts Center. There will also be a book presentation, “The Poetry of C.P. Cavafy”, translated into ten languages, organized by the Greek Chamber “Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandria”.