Abdel Dayem: Culture works hard to organize this festival in a perfect valuable way to suit the value of Egypt and our Arab nation
Dr.Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture, held a press conference to announce the details of the 11 Edition of Arab Theater Festival , which will be held under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and organized by The Arab Theater Authority in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, this edition will be held from 10 to 60 January with the participation of 650participant from 7 countries :- Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Kuwait and UAE and Jordan. This conference was attended by the Emirati playwright Ismail Abdulla, secretary-general of The Arab Theater Authority.
For her part ,Abdel-Dayem welcomed the playwright Ismail Abdullah, secretary-general of the Arab Theater Authority, and expressed her pleasure to host this 11 Edition, under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. It is worthy of note that Egypt hosts this festival for the second time.
Abdel Dayem praised the role played by the Authority to enrich the theatrical movement ,greeting Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, The Ruler of Sharjah and a member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates , for supporting Arab culture in general and theater in particular, saying that Egypt has the honor to organize this great Arab theatrical festival on its land and holding such great festival ,in the presence of such a large number of Arab playwrights, is a clear indication of Egypt's security and stability under the leadership of the President of Egypt MR/ Abdul Fattah al-Sisi , and it is also a message to the whole world that Egypt is secure and will always be a home for the Arab world in the field of arts . She also noted that the political leadership's interest in this event and its support emphasizes the president's appreciation of the arts in general and theater in particular as one of our soft power tools , In addition to his deep belief in the importance of theater in developing the human consciousness and in enabling human to absorb more knowledge and aesthetic experiences to preserve the Arab identity.