CAIRO – 8 July 2021: On July 7, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled El-Enani, convened with Ambassador of the European Union in Cairo Christian Berger, to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and return inbound tourism from European Union countries to Egypt, especially after the application of the European health passport.
Enani began the meeting by welcoming Ambassador Christian Berger, stressing the depth of relations between Egypt and the European Union. The precautionary measures applied by Egypt to preserve the health and safety of citizens, tourists and workers in the tourism sector were also reviewed, in addition to the efforts exerted to vaccinate workers in the tourism sector and citizens in general with anti-Coronavirus vaccines.
The talk touched on the initiative undertaken by the ambassadors of the European Union countries, to promote tourism at the various Egyptian destinations. Minister of Tourism and Antiquitie Enani asked Ambassador Christian Berger to thank them, pointing out that this initiative was carried out in full coordination between the European Union and the Egyptian Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities, and Foreign Affairs.
Within the initiative, 22 ambassadors of the European Union countries visited some of their favorite Egyptian tourist destinations, where each ambassador filmed a short film to promote Egyptian tourism.
The ambassadors also uploaded these films on their official pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as welll as on their YouTube channels and the official pages of their countries’ embassy.
During the meeting, the project to develop and rehabilitate the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir was discussed. The project is being implemented in three phases in cooperation with the European Union through an alliance of the five most important European museums, namely: The Louvre Museum in Paris, the Egyptian Museum in Turin, the National Museum of Antiquities in Bleddyn, the Egyptian Museum in Berlin and the British Museum in London.