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CAIRO – 5 January 2019: Italian ambassador to Egypt Giampaolo Gantini and wife visited Saturday the Abu Simbel temples in Aswan, Egypt.
They also enjoyed visiting a set of touristic destinations in Egypt during their Christmas vacation.
Gantini expressed his happiness and glory to visit such a unique place where he held a number of meetings with the Major Ahmed Ibrahim, the Governor of Aswan, during which they discussed some of investment projects between Italy and Egypt regarding tourism.
Such a visit is shown to be a call for peace, love, stability and serenity.
This call for peace and love is also highlighted by the visit of the Belgium Royal family to Egypt; they were warmly welcomed, spent a lovely time visiting incredible sites.
Zahi Hawass reflected it in a statement, “Egypt is safe; the Belgium Royal family visit to Egypt to spend their annual vacation here is undoubted evidence that Egypt is the best place to visit,” Zahi Hawass, the Egyptian archaeologist, said.
The Egyptologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, stated in as statement after the end of the Belgium Royal Family visit to Egypt, “I accompanied the royal family throughout their visit to the most impressive archaeological sites, such as Aswan, Luxor, and Pyramids, in addition to Wadi El Melouk, the tomb of the King Ramesses VIII, and Thutmose II; the husband of the Pharaoh Hatshepsut and the king Ramesses III.”
Moreover, Hawass accompanied them in a touristic tour to see the tomb of Tutankhamun, Ramesses VI, and Seti I, as well as the western valley where the tomb of Amenhotep III and the King Ay locate.
Furthermore, Hawass denoted a book recounting the life of Noble tombs in the western bank in Luxor to the King Felipe and two books to his children.
He also gave his discovery helmet, which he wore during his most prominent archeological discoveries, to the King as a gift.