Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities (M) with a memorial photos with some of the attendees - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO - 3 November 2020: On the evening of November 2, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities organized a celebration at the Royal Carriages Museum in Boulaq on the occasion of its inauguration among three museums that were inaugurated by Egypt's President Sisi. These inaugurations included the museums of Sharm El-Sheikh and Kafr El-Sheikh.
A number of ministers and officials, including the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, the Minister of Civil Aviation, the Minister of State for Information, the Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad Affairs, the Governor of Cairo, Ghada Wali, Director-General/ Executive Director of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)/ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the former Minister of Social Solidarity, Zahi Hawass, former Minister of Antiquities, and Mostafa el-Feki, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, all attended the celebration, in addition to around 50 ambassadors from various countries to Egypt and their spouses.
Among them are the ambassadors of Italy, the United States of America, Poland, Japan, the European Union, South Korea, Belgium, Morocco, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire and others.
Ali Issa, chairman of the the Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt, some members of the Board, and some Egyptian artists were also present.
During the celebration, a number of promotional videos were shown; including a short film about the Royal Carriages Museum, another about the three museums that were inaugurated on Saturday, in addition to the "A Tourist in Egypt" video that was launched by the ministry as part of its "Same Great Feelings" campaign.
Khaled El-Enany, Egypt's minister of tourism and antiquities, welcomed the guests, expressing his happiness to be in the museum, which is considered one of the oldest of its kind in the world, and one of the most important carriages museums in the world; after the completion of the restoration and development project.
The minister said that opening these three museums in three governorates by Egypt's President in one day is an exceptional event that confirms the political and financial support provided by the political leadership to the tourism and antiquities sector in Egypt.
He added that these museums display treasures that reflect the greatness and nobility of the Egyptian Civilization.
The minister concluded his speech by thanking the guests, and in particular Ghada Wali, who made sure during her short visit to Egypt to attend this celebration.
Alongside this celebration, an exhibition called "Egypt's Heritage" for traditional crafts and handicrafts was held.
It is worth noting that this celebration was sponsored by the Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt.