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CAIRO – 26 October 2018: The African Arts and Folklore Festival is set to be held from October 27 to November 3 under the title “100 years of Mandela - Africa – China – Arab Nations”.
A total of twenty five countries are expected to participate in the significant event held under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Culture.
The festival coincides with the celebration of Africa and the World of the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
Minister of Tourism, Rania al-Mashat, commented that the festival affirms that human communication among the nations of the world can be achieved through the ministry’s new promotional campaign, which aims to introduce the world to the Egyptian people through arts, culture, science and creativity in all fields.
Mashat added that the festival is the culmination of the growing Sino-African relations. The festival also sheds light on the importance of the Egyptian-Chinese ties, and the keenness of the Arab countries to strengthen communication with the African and Chinese sides.
In the same context, Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Subhi commented that the ministry’s strategic plan aims to deepen the Egyptian, African and Chinese relations. The minister further asserted that the label “100 years of Mandela” strengthens the Egyptian-African ties even more. Subhi added that arts are the gateway to human convergence.
Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem commented that the Afro-Sine Arts and Folklore Festival is one of the most important festivals hosted by Egypt and sponsored by the ministry. The minister added that the festival aims to boost the ties between the countries of the continent and China and develop the cultural and artistic cooperation between them.
“It is a wonderful festival that offers a mixture of arts and folklore from the oldest continents of the world; Africa and Asia,” Abdel Dayem stated.