CAIRO – 16 August 2021: Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea received Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enani, to discuss the final preparations for the Egyptian participation in Expo 2020 in Dubai, which will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates for a period of 6 months, starting from October 1.
The meeting was also attended by Head of Commercial Representation and General Commissioner for the Egyptian participation in Expo 2020 in Dubai Ahmed Maghawry, a number of leaders of the two ministries, and the executing company of the Egyptian pavilion.
During the meeting, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enani stressed the ministry's keenness to deploy all its staff capabilities and expertise for the success of the Egyptian participation. This international event represents an opportunity to showcase the Egyptian tourism, archaeological and heritage components to the world and supports the ministry's efforts to attract more tourists to Egypt during the coming period.
Enani further explained that the two ministries are extensively coordinating to select of the content that will be presented at the Expo, including films, tourist advertising panels, the pavilion’s designs and drawings that highlight Egypt's historical identity, combining the nobility of the past, the development of the present, and the foresight of the future.
On a similar note, Enani indicated that arrangements to secure and ship one of the ancient Egyptian coffins discovered in the archaeological area of Saqqara are being finalized. The coffin is set to arrive at the pavilion's headquarters in September 2021, to be displayed in the Egyptian pavilion throughout the Expo period. This is in addition to displaying a number of archaeological reproductions in the Egyptian pavilion at the Expo.
For her part, Gamea announced during the meeting that all internal and external works in the Egyptian Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai will be completed by next Thursday.
She pointed out that coordination is currently underway with all ministries and relevant authorities to finalize the content of the Egyptian pavilion to reflect the position of Egypt at the regional and global levels.