Egypt Independent

Egypt considers temporary antiquities exhibition during Expo 2020 Dubai



Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anany announced Sunday that the government is considering holding a temporary exhibition for several Egyptian antiquities in a secured place for the Egyptian exhibition stand at Expo 2020 Dubai.

During a meeting to discuss preparations for Egypt’s participation in the expo, Anany added that this temporary exhibition, which also includes a display of thousands of replicas, aims to highlight the uniqueness of Egypt and its ancient civilization.

He also touched on the exhibition’s digital presence, and explained a live broadcast of various Egyptian monuments, tourist and archaeological sites will be presented.

Anany noted the possibility of providing the Egyptian exhibition with various pictures that reflect not its civilization, but the beauty and splendor of Egypt as well, with pictures of reserves and attractive landscapes on display.

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevin Gamea added that the government is endeavoring to make Egypt’s participation in the event a success.

The government seeks to adequately display Egypt’s position and weight on the regional and international arenas, she said, and also benefit from the global popularity of the exhibition and the fact that it is being held for the first time in an Arab country.

Gamea said that Egypt’s exhibition will shed light on the state’s contributions to global development, and how it is building a promising future that achieves investment opportunities and sustainable development as part of Egypt’s 2030 vision agenda.

The exhibition will also provide ample opportunities for meetings to be between companies, she said, aiming to concluding commercial and investment deals in a way that maximizes the economic impact of Egypt’s participation in the expo.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm