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Monday 11 February, 2019

The Minister of Culture Announced The Plan of The Celebrations of Egypt presidency of The African Union And The Details of The seventh Edition of Aswan International Festival

Abdel-Dayem: Africa Will Remain In The Heart of Egypt Minister of Culture Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem held a press conference in the presence of Major General Ahmed Ibrahim, Governor of Aswan and the leaders of the Ministry of Culture, where he announced the agenda of the celebrations of the Ministry of Culture on the occasion of Egypt presidency of the African Union. It is worthy of note that President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi declared the province of Aswan as the capital of the youth of the continent ,plus , this event coincides with organizing  the seventh Edition  of Aswan International Festival of Culture and Arts organized by the General organization of  Culture Palaces. For her part, Abdel-Dayem said that Aswan International Festival of Culture and Arts is part of the celebrations of the ministry of , celebrating Egypt presidency of the African Union. and it also goes parallel with the declaration of Aswan as the capital of the youth of the continent, which is a historic event reflects Egypt leadership and highlights the regional and international recognition of Egypt rank . The participating countries aim to build  bridges of communication between them and to support and promote relations between peoples. It also reflects the inspiration of the cultural heritage of each of them and of the oldest human civilizations in southern Egypt. The various events of the celebration, which will last through 2019 , includes 110 activities in all fields :- many festivals and events organized by the ministry's sectors ,  it began with the Golden Jubilee of the Cairo International Book Fair, which witnessed the participation of 10 African countries. Kenya, Ghana and Senegal, which was  announced as the guest of honor for the 51st Edition  in 2020. Meanwhile  the  seventh edition of  Aswan International Festival of Culture and Arts will be held , as a second stage of the events with the participation of 16 countries including 9 African countries. Furthermore, 7 scholarships were granted in the institutes of the Academy of Arts for the creators of African countries, in addition to a course for learning Arabic language for non-Arabic speakers for a year,  in addition to treating Africans visitors as the native citizens in terms of ticket of entering  the museums of art , plus, 10 translated works for the most prominent African writers and thinkers, plus, a seminar for the Nigerian writer Mohamed Mamdany and inviting the African communities in Egypt to attend and participate in the various performances that are presented on the theaters of the State and in Cairo International Animation Forum and many other activities :- Art and Literary Heritage conference , Festival of African Music, African-Egyptian Circus, the first Arab-African festival of folklore in Hurghada, the festival of the citadel of Saladin, Cairo International Conference, Festival of drums and traditional arts, Arab Calligraphy Festival, Traditional Dementia Festival, Aswan, Luxor International Photography Forum with interactive events in different African countries, including screenplay workshops, photography and sound in Sudan, Mali, Mauritania, Ghana, Gabon , Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, Congo, Zimbabwe, Rwandese, Madagascar, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda and Guinea. , Lesotho and Southern Sudan, Egypt  participation  in Nigeria Book Fair. In addition to hosting a group of art exhibitions of African artists, organizing a competition for the African youth creations, Africa - the heart of Egypt conference , the forum of African children, turning the African series into a monthly publication, the exhibition of Egyptian-African relations in Sharm el-Sheikh, Luxor and Aswan. Egypt and its strategy aim aim at achieving the consolidation of the common ties between African countries civilization in order to shed light on the colors of thought , modern contemporary art to pave the way for the minds of artists and Troupes of Africa, concluding that Africa will remain in the heart of Egypt and Egypt will remain in the heart of Africa.  As for the seventh Edition  of Aswan Culture and Arts Festival, Dr. Ahmed Awad, The Head of the general organization of culture palaces , said that it will be held with the participation of 26 Troupes , representing 4 continents from 19 countries including :- Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Sudan, As a guest of honor for this  Edition  Mauritius - Ghana - Kenya - Togo along with other countries from the continents of Asia, Europe and Latin America including :  China - Indonesia - Jordan - Palestine - Romania – Poland-  Greece and Mexico. In addition to the Carnival of Culture on occasion of the sun perpendicular on the face of Ramses II on 22 February, plus a festivity in the  archaeological places of  :- Botanic Garden, High Dam, Nubia Museum, Philae Temple, Nile Museum, Aswan Culture Palace, Drao - Hassan Fakhruddin - Kom Ombo - Dahmit - Kalabsha - Sebaia .    

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Monday 11 February, 2019

The Minister of Culture Attends "Al- Sebaia of Aswan" Band In Dar al Kutub

  Abdel-Dayem: The historic building completes its journey in safeguarding the treasures of tangible and intangible heritage and promoting human heritage. Minister of Culture, Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, attended a concert for  Al- Sebaia Ensemble  of religious songs organized by the book house,  headed by Dr. Hesham Azmi , at the headquarters of its building in Bab El-Khalk, which was inaugurated  recently after its restoration and development in the presence of a number of culture leaders and its former heads. Abdel Dayem confirmed that the historic edifice completes its journey in safeguarding the history of the nation, adding that the ceremony comes as part of the steps to preserve heritage treasures on both tangible and intangible levels and to enhance the human heritage in recognition of the performance of the ensemble and its artistic program, which was in harmony with the long-standing atmosphere of the building. The artists , players  and employees thanked the  efforts, which were a direct cause of the completion of the renovation and development. For his part, Azmi stressed that the opening of Dar Al Kuttab as the oldest national library in the region has attracted an  Arab and international attention, as well as the restoration of part of the nation's history. He thanked the Minister of Culture for her continuous support and expressed his happiness to participate in its opening.

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Saturday 09 February, 2019

The ministry of culture holds a press conference on the occasion of Egypt presidency of The African Union

The Minister of Culture Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem will hold a press conference at 2Pm in  The Supreme Council of Culture . The conference will be attended by Major General Ahmed Ibrahim Governor of Aswan, Dr/ Ahmed Awwad, The head of the culture Palaces Organization , to announce the  agenda of the Ministry of Culture during 2019 and the activities which will be presented on the occasion of Egypt presidency of The African Union and choosing Aswan as the Capital of African Youth and to reveal the details of the seventh Edition  of the International Aswan Culture and Arts festival  from 17 to 22 February.  

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Saturday 09 February, 2019

The First Islamic Organization (OIC) Festival to be held in Cairo

The northern Cairo wall closes the curtain on the first edition of the festival of the Islamic Cooperation Organization On Saturday, 9 February, the first Edition of the (OIC), which was launched by Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Culture, and lasted for five days under the slogan "One Nation and Multiple Cultures" ,"Palestine in the Heart" . This festival was organized  in cooperation with the Ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs, Youth, Sports and Antiquities and it included a range of cultural and artistic activities and events in order to emphasize the noble values ​​of Islam, which calls for tolerance, renunciation of violence and extremism and the unity of the Islamic nation. The ceremonies were attended by  a number of ambassadors and delegations of the participating countries. During the ceremony, on behalf of the Minister of Culture, Dr. Said Al Masry, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Culture, said that the festival is a new beginning to strengthen the cultural and artistic cooperation between the member countries, pointing out that the activities are a message of peace, tolerance and dialogue among civilizations that strengthen  the Islamic  institutions that led to the success of this Edition. The closing ceremony, which was directed by the artist Hisham Atwa, started with playing  the national anthem, followed by a presenting an Egyptian Maritime Scouts team. Plus,  27  personalities and institutions were honored for their  contributed to the preparation of this Edition , including:- : Egypt, Azerbaijan, UAE, Benin, Burkina Faso Sudan, Somalia, Guinea, Palestine, Cameroon, Kuwait, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Yemen, Indonesia, Libya and Central Africa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh. Afterwards , the Egyptian folk arts troupe and some the troupes of the member countries presented shows representing the Cultural heritage of their countries .

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Saturday 09 February, 2019

The Minister of Culture Attends The Closing Ceremonies of Sharjah International Music Festival

Egypt concludes Sharjah International Music Festival with a concert for the songs of the Algerian star Warda  . Abdel Dayem: This Participation is an affirmation of the artistic leadership of Egypt and it also  promotes the values ​​of preservation of Arab identity. Minister of Culture Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem participated in the closing ceremony of Sharjah International Music Festival which was held at Morsi Al-Alam Theater , the concert was animated by the songs of the late singer Warda , performed by the  singer Marwa Naji accompanied and  led by Maestro Mostafa Helmy. The concert included a number of the most famous songs by the late singer in which she cooperated with the top musicians and poets. Abdel-Dayem said that such international forums are an affirmation of the artistic leadership of Egypt, adding that celebrating the  symbols of music and singing is a reviving for heritage and it strengthens the values ​​of preserving the Egyptian and Arab identity. For her part, the artist Cihan Morsi, head of the Central Music Department of the Opera House, confirmed that the participation of the Arab Music Ensemble comes for three consequential years. The Ensemble  took part in the first Edition by presenting a concert for the songs of the late Um Kulthum, and the  Last year was a night for the late Abdel Halim Hafez.

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Wednesday 06 February, 2019

One Nation With Multiple Cultures And The Islamic World In The Heart of Cairo

Minister of Culture and Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation inaugurated The First Festival of Islamic Cooperation Abdel Dayem and Al - Othaimeen launched the First Cultural And Artistic Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation . Abdel-Dayem: The festival reflects a true image of the Islamic civilization with a Humanitarian concerns Al-Othaimeen: The activities are a way of bringing together countries and highlighting their cultural components. Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem ,Minister of Culture, and Dr. Yousuf bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen , The Secretary-General of OIC , inaugurated the first edition of the organization's cultural and artistic festival, under the title "One Nation And Cultures ... Palestine is in the Heart " . The festival's guest of honor is Tanzania, the activities  are held  In cooperation with the Ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs, Youth, Sports and Antiquities , it will last  until 9 February in  the Grand Opera Theater . The ceremonies were attended by  a number of Ambassadors of the countries Member and their communities in Cairoز For her part, The Minister of Culture stressed that ,throughout the ages, Egypt has remained as citadel  defending the  Arab and Islamic identity. Its land has witnessed a distinguished cultural trends which has given it a leading position among countries. It has the power to face challenges and invasions that tried to influence its character. The Thing  that motivated the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to launch the first edition of its cultural and artistic festival held in " Cairo Al-Mu'izz " , the city of a thousand minaret, which recorded immortal signs in culture, literature, arts, science and knowledge. The first edition of the festival sends a message to the world to stat the noble values ​​of Islam, which call for tolerance, renunciation of violence, extremism, terrorism and spreading the values ​​of coexistence and understanding among human beings. It also aims to strengthen relations between the Organization countries member and bring together their societies despite their different cultures and their diversity. Moreover, She pointed out that ,in the country of Al-Azhar, the people of Islamic world meet to record a scene of unity to present a true image of the Islamic civilization with a humanistic orientation and to highlight the real contents of civilization that pave the way  of science, art and creativity to the  communities. Afterwards, she welcomed the  guests on the land of Egypt, the cradle of civilizations ,messengers , religions and the crossroads of cultures, thanking  all  those who participated in organizing this first edition  of the festival . For his part, The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) thanked Egypt, the President, the Government and the people for hosting the first edition of the festival, which presents the map of the cultural and humanitarian heritage of the countries member. He also thanked Saudi Arabia for its support for the organization's initiatives and activities aimed at promoting and strengthening relations among the peoples of Islamic countries , in addition to bring people together by highlighting the cultural components, customs and traditions, introducing the various challenges facing the nation. It also calls for openness to the friendly countries of the Organization. This is reflected in the selection of Tanzania as the guest of honor for the first edition. The festival is a message to the world that expresses moderate Islam and promotes the values ​​of equality and rejection of violence, praising the role of all participants of the ministries and sectors that helped the festival to come to light . As for the Saudi media spokesman Abdul Rahman al-Shibail  , he said that The festival is aiming at stating good and encouraging the beneficial efforts of humanity, adding that Egypt has a cultural dimension and a great cultural heritage, including Al-Azhar, science, talented , intellectuals and artists. It is worthy of note that Abdel-Daym and Al-Ataimeen honored four prominent figures in the Muslim world, Faoufur Adjawafi Sika Kapoori, First Lady of Burkina Faso, Sheikh Islamullah Shukr Pasha Zadeh, Caucasus Mufti of Azerbaijan, Dr. Nizar bin Obaid Madani, former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia, the poet Farouk Gouida from Egypt, followed by dedicating of the Ministry of Culture to Al-Othaimeen and delivering the commemorative shields of  the Organization of  to Dr/ Inas Abdel Dayem . The opening ceremony, was directed by the artist Hisham Attwa, and it  began with playing the Egyptian national anthem , followed by presenting a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran , followed by screening  a documentary film about the organization and its history and the most important achievements , followed by presenting a show for the Egyptian folklore Troupes and some foreign troupes  :-Toshka, Marsa Matruh for folk arts "Egypt", music and folklore - "Saudi Arabia", " Azerbaijan for dance and song", "Senegalese music and folklore", and "Canaan for music and folklore –Palestine" In addition , The opening ceremonies included presenting a number of exhibitions in Al- Hanager Center for Arts and its court , reflecting the colors of the culture of various countries of the Islamic world and the different  products of traditional and heritage crafts, folk food and plastic arts, as well as an exhibition of some institutions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and another of"  Saudi King Salman Center for humanitarian work and rescue " , with representing the stages of Developing the Holy Mosques.    

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Monday 04 February, 2019

Military Production And The Ministry of Culture Discuss The Ways Of Joint Cooperation

Dr. Mohamed Said Al-Assar, The Minister of  Military Production  and  Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem,The Minister  of Culture met in The headquarters of the Ministry of Military Production, to discuss the ways of cooperation to prepare and establish  the mobile theaters and Family Libraries. Al-Assar explained that The Ministry of Military Production believes in the role of art and culture in the society and in developing the intellectuals  of young people to correct misconceptions by spreading the awareness of the role played by the government for the development of society. This comes within the frame work of providing the necessary support to The Ministry of Culture in the field of cultural and artistic projects ,including providing  support to  The mobile theaters and family libraries, whether by upgrading the efficiency  of the existing ones or establishing new ones. He added that The Ministry of Military Production is fully ready  to provide mobile vehicles for the Ministry of Culture so that they can be equipped in proportion to the nature of the theaters, including  lighting and cameras and any other equipment available in The  Military Production Companies,  or to equip them  as mobile libraries to rotate  the provinces. For her part, Abdel-Dayem expressed her full confidence in the role played by The Ministry of Military Production to support culture and spread awareness , assuring that  the Ministry of Military Production possesses the  elements that can used to support the cultural palaces and theaters through developing  ,  qualifying  and equipping  it for work, adding that the delivery of a number of theaters,  suspended from work,  to the Ministry of Military Production to qualify them to  work  again , was greatly appreciated by The Art House to make a cooperation between the two  parties. Moreover, Abdel Dayem  explained that The Ministry of Culture seeks to increase the number of mobile theaters to solve the problem of the  theaters of the Art House and to support the artistic troupes  in the provinces , plus, the ministry  seeks to establish    Mobile Family Libraries in the  villages of  the provinces to spread awareness and to encourage reading among different public groups, thus we want to make use of the mobile vehicles produced by the military production companies with the necessary equipment in accordance with the nature of the mobile theaters or family libraries to achieve the fruitful cooperation between the two ministries. At the end of the meeting , the two parties  agreed to form a committee of the two ministries to develop technical descriptions  of the theaters and mobile libraries and to study the possibility of implementing them for The Ministry of Culture as well as developing a plan for the development and rehabilitation of theaters that are suspended from work.

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Monday 04 February, 2019

The Minister of Culture Inaugurates The First Edition  Of  Islamic Cooperation Organization Festival

-Five prominent figures will be  honored in the first Islamic Cooperation Organization Festival- (OIC) Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Culture , will Inaugurate  the first Edition  of The Artistic And |Cultural Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Tuesday , 6 February at  the Grand Opera Theater at 5 Pm. The activities will last till 9 February and Tanzania will be the guest of honor  and the festival is held in cooperation between the Ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs, Youth, Sports and Antiquities. The aim is to emphasize the noble values of Islam calling for tolerance, renunciation of violence, extremism and terrorism. The opening ceremony will include screening a documentary film about the organization , followed by delivering a speech for  The Minister of Culture, followed by honoring five prominent figures in the Islamic world: Dr. Nizar bin Obaid Madani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Saudi Arabia, Shaykh al-Islamullah Shukr Pashazadeh, Caucasus Mufti of Azerbaijan, His Highness Sheikh Sultan Al- UAE ", poet Farouk Guida" Egypt ", Vofor Adjwafa Sika Kapoori First Lady in Burkina Faso,  followed by presenting an artistic presentation  reflecting the cultural diversity of the OIC countries - with the participation of the Egyptian folklore and heritage Troupes  in addition to one of the Palestinian artistic troupe. Before The opening ceremony , the guests will have a tour , starting at 9.30 Am , to visit the Islamic Museum, the mosques of Sultan Hassan and Rifa'i, plus , at 5.00Pm , various exhibition will be held in opera theater and the center of the Hanager Center to reflect the colors of the different cultures of the Islamic world , including the exhibitions of :- . Folk arts, plastic arts, ", Traditional Crafts ", "Traditional Clothing" , "Folkloric Food" , in addition to " The exhibitions of : "the General Secretariat" ,"  other institutions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation" . " King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Affairs" and " the in addition to an exhibition highlighting the stages of development of the Holy Mosques and the holy places"    

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Sunday 03 February, 2019

The Book House  Returned To life: Prime Minister, Minister of Culture And Al- Qasimi Inaugurated  Dar Al-Kut Building After Its Restoration

  Prime Minister and Minister of Culture Dr. Inas Abdul Daym inaugurated Dar Al Kutab Building in Bab Al Khalk after its restoration and development, in the presence of Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and the lover of  Egypt who presented the grant for restoring  and developing the building During the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouli conveyed the greetings of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, praising his love  to Egypt and his willingness to do more. He referred to the government's plans to develop Cairo and to several projects aimed at to transfer the services to the new administrative capital. Minister of Culture Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem confirmed that Dar al-Kuttab is one of the important cultural monuments to be reopened in the beginning of 2019, which witnessed a number of important events such as Egypt's presidency of the African Union, celebrations of 25 January revolution, anniversary of  the revolution of 1919, the 150 anniversary for inaugurating , Suez Canal ,confirming  that Egypt will not be subject to terrorism and will continue enlighten the public  . She also thanked the Prime Minister and His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi to honor them by opening   the house and also she thanked  Dr. Khalid the  Minister of Antiquities and the Association of Islamic Copywriters for their efforts in the restoration and presentation of museum operation.    

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Monday 28 January, 2019

Under The Slogan of "One Nation And Multiple Cultures " Egypt Hosts The First Cultural And Artistic Festival of The Islamic Cooperation Organization  

- 8 countries participate in cultural and artistic events in the first festival of The Islamic Cooperation Organization The Ministers of Culture and Foreign Affairs held a press conference at The Supreme Council of Culture to announce the details of the activities of the first Edition of The Cultural And Artistic Festival of The Islamic Cooperation Organization, held under the slogan of One Nation And Multiple Cultures", "Palestine In The Heart", plus, Cairo will host this edition from 5 to 9 February, the ministry of culture will organize this festival in cooperation with the ministries of :- Foreign Affairs, Youth and Sports, Tourism and  Antiquities. The conference was attended by :- Dr. Heba Youssef, Head of External Cultural Relations Sector, Ambassador Majid Nafie- Deputy Assistant of The Minister of Foreign Affairs  of  Cultural Relations sector , Ambassador Hisham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General of the Organization, Mohamed Mounir Media Spokesman for The Ministry of Culture and Hisham Atwa, Deputy Chairman of The General Organization of Culture Palaces and the director of the opening ceremonies. At the beginning, The media spokesman of The Ministry of Culture conveyed the greetings of Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture, to the attendees , stressing that the festival aims to emphasize the noble values of Islam, which calls for tolerance, renunciation of violence, extremism and terrorism. It also seeks to strengthen the  relations between the countries members and to bring people of Muslim communities together in non-member countries. The events are also an opportunity for communication among the people of the Islamic world in thought and art and it also sheds light on the folklore of the participants countries through the various activities included in the program. The Head of The Foreign Cultural Relations sector reviewed the cultural and artistic activities of activities , 18 countries :- Egypt, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Algeria, Guinea, Senegal, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen, Kuwait, Comoros, Burkina Faso, Mauritania- Bangladesh - Morocco – Indonesia. The activities  include art shows, poetry evenings, cultural seminars, exhibition of plastic arts, food and clothing, traditional and traditional crafts as well as touristic tours and a sports marathon, as well as a children's theater and activities for the people of  special abilities. The Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister said that hosting this edition in  Egypt represents a qualitative shift in the interaction between the member countries of the Organization, which is working to change the stereotype image of the Organization. He also praised the solidarity of State sectors and organizations to achieve the success of the events. As for The Assistant Secretary General of The Organization, he  said that the festival was an initiative launched by Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organization, and  Egypt welcomed the hosting of the first edition to give hope to the youth as the vast majority in the Islamic nation, praising the hosting of Egypt. The activities aim at achieving Communication between peoples of the countries members  through culture and arts, adding that, until now,   the organization is receiving requests for participation from the countries members . For his part, the vice president of The Culture Palaces Organization said that the opening ceremony, which will at 6.00 pm Tuesday 5 February on the Grand Theater. adding that this festival reflects the cultural diversity of OIC countries. It is held with the participation of the Egyptian folklore and heritage Troupes in addition to one of the Palestinian Troupes , assuring that the shows will rotate around the ancient places in Cairo.. It is worthy of note that The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is a permanent member of the United Nations and it is the second largest intergovernmental organization of 57  members representing 4 continents It represents the collective voice of the Islamic world and it seeks to protect peace and to promote the  relations between the various peoples of the world. The organization was founded in the historic summit held in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco on 25 September 1969 in an action against  the crime of burning the Aqsa Mosque. Afterwards , in 1970 the first Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers in Jeddah,in Saudi Arabia, which establish a General Secretariat in Jeddah headed by The Secretary-General of the organization  . Dr. Yusuf Bin Ahmed Uthaymeen , who was appointed in on November 2016 , is the 11  Secretary-General of the Organization. In 1972 the agreement  was adopted in the third edition  of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, setting out the basic objectives, principles of enhancing solidarity and cooperation among Members countries, who are increased  from thirty to fifty-seven countries. Plus, the agreement was modified later to go along with the Global developments and his current adoption was at the 11th Islamic Summit held in Dakar, capital of Senegal in 2008 The new agreement will be the pillar of future Islamic actions in line with the requirements of the twenty-first century. It aims at advocating the  issues of concern to more than one and a half billion Muslims around the world , to give them consultation and to realize cooperation with the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations to protect the vital interests of Muslims, plus, it aims to work towards resolving conflicts and achieve the settlement  to the members countries, and to take steps to defend the true values of Islam and Muslims and to correct misconceptions . The new program of work is based on the provisions of the OIC which includes 18 prior fields and 107 goals , including the issues of : peace and security issues, Palestine and Jerusalem, poverty alleviation, countering terrorism, creating investment and project funding , food security, science and technology, sustainable development , moderation, culture and interfaith harmony, empowerment of women, joint Islamic action in the humanitarian field and others.

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Sunday 27 January, 2019

The Minister of Culture reviewed the proposal for The Development of The Higher Institute of Arabic Music , Directing To Take Into Account The Requirements of those With Special Abilities.

Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem, The Minister of Culture, inspected the building of the Higher Institute of Arabic Music at the Academy of Arts and reviewed a proposal for its development project, the Minister  was received by Dr. Ashraf Zaky, the President of the Academy and Dr. Ashraf Heikal, Dean of the Institute, where she witnessed a three-dimensional vision presentation to rehabilitate the building and the outer courtyard according to the latest international systems. To make use of the merits of this institute  which is considered to be the only official institute of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East. The Minister stressed the importance of fulfilling  the needs of the people of especial abilities and to include the specialized library and the audio library in the development plan , adding to the necessity of safeguarding  the privacy of the place and to  increase the number and size of the halls to accommodate a larger number of students and equip them  to use them in a various different way.  

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Thursday 24 January, 2019

The Ministries of  Culture And Foreign Affairs hold A Press Conference To Announce The Details Of The First Cultural And Artistic Festival of The OIC Countries

On Monday 28 January At 12 PM, The Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs will hold a press conference at The Supreme Council of Culture to announce the details of "The First Cultural And Artistic Festival of The Organization of The Islamic Cooperation Countries" from 5 to 9 February which will be hosted by Egypt in various sites in Cairo. The conference will be attended by Ambassador Hisham Yousuf, Assistant Secretary-General of the Organization, as a  representative of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Fathi Abdel Wahab, head of The Cultural Development Fund, and Dr. Heba Yousef, head of The Foreign Cultural Relations Sector.

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