Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 01:51 GMT
Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Enany [R] during his meeting with EU Ambassador to Cairo Christian Berger on April 15 - Press photo
CAIRO – 15 April 2021: Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enany received in his office on April 15 Ambassador of the European Union in Cairo Christian Berger, to discuss strengthening means of cooperation between Egypt and the European Union in the fields of archaeology and tourism.
For his part, the Ambassador of the European Union congratulated Anany on the success achieved in the celebration of the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade, where 22 royal mummies were transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat. He also pointing out his fascination with this majestic procession, which emphasized the greatness and nobility of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
During the meeting, developments in the project to develop and raise the efficiency of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir were discussed; the project is carried out in cooperation with the European Union.
Enany reviewed the health safety controls and the precautionary and preventive measures applied by Egypt in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organization in airports, hotel and tourist facilities, tourism activities, archaeological sites and museums, to ensure the health and safety of all visitors, tourists and workers in the sector. This contributes to pushing the inbound tourist movement to Egypt, since the COVID-19 infection rates in the governorates of South Sinai and the Red Sea are almost non-existent.
Moreover, Enany indicated that the state began vaccinating workers in the tourism sector against COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of all workers in the sector as well as tourists, which in turn will contribute to stimulating the tourism movement to Egypt.
The ambassador praised the introductory visits that the ministry is keen to organize continuously for ambassadors of different countries to the various Egyptian tourist cities to get acquainted with the archaeological potentials of these cities, and witness firsthand the applied health safety controls and precautionary measures.
At the end of the meeting, Ambassador Christian Berger promised to convey the true facts about Egypt’s efforts to ensure the safety and health of tourists and workers in the tourism sector to the European Union countries.