CAIRO – 12 June 2017: The Ministry of Tourism will participate in the opening of the Egyptian Pharaonic Museum in Kazakhstan on June 23, the chairman of the Tourism Development Authority (TDA), Hisham el-Demery, said in a Sunday press statement.
The museum includes replicas of Pharaonic monuments gifted by the Ministry of Tourism.
Demery’s announcement came during a visit to the museum with Egyptian Ambassador to Astana Haitham Salah and director of Kazakhstan’s National Museum, Abay Satubaldin, on the sidelines of the Astana Expo 2017.
Satubaldin invited the Egyptian Tourism Minister Mohamed Yehia Rashed to attend the opening of the museum.
Satubaldin added that many Kazakhstani admirers of ancient Egyptian civilization are looking forward to visiting the museum after the inauguration.
Demery pointed out that the opening of the Pharaonic Museum will coincide with an international conference on sustainable tourism, which will be held on June 26 in Astana.
The conference will take place with the participation of tourism ministers from all over the world under the auspices of the World Tourism Organization.
He also invited head of the Kazakh Tourism Authority to visit Egypt and enjoy its tourist attractions and landmarks.
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Äbishulliy Nazarbayev, officially opened Expo 2017 on Sunday and welcomed world leaders to the event, including Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
Expo is a global economic event where more than 115 countries and 22 international organizations are participating including Egypt, which has a large pavilion and programs related to renewable and green sources of energy. It will run until September this year.
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