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President El-Sisi Honoring Some of Egypt’s Extraordinary Women



President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, along with his spouse Entissar El Sisi have attended on Saturday a celebration to honor 42 extraordinary Egyptian women and ideal mothers, in light of the Egyptian Women Day.

The celebration was held at Al-Manara International Conference Center in New Cairo, and has been held yearly ever since El-Sisi took office back in 2014.

The event was organized by the ministries of Social Solidarity and Planning, in addition to the National Council for Women.

A number of political figures attended, including Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki, Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali and Planning Minister Hala el Saaed among a number of other ministers and senior officials.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Egypt’s first lady among a number of officials during the celebration

The celebration kicked off with a documentary called “story of homeland”, the movie portrayed the struggles that Egyptian women have been facing since the 1919 revolution, and highlighted those who sacrificed their lives for the better well-being of the nation.

The documentary has also featured the formation of the women’s committee for popular resistance back in 1951, the committee that was formed by the Egyptian activist Doria Shafiq; in an attempt to fight off the British occupation in Egypt.

Another topics were tackled in the documentary, such as the establishment of the National Council for women in the year 2000, and the granting of Egyptian women the right to run for parliamentary elections for the very first time in 1956. In addition to highlighting the female volunteers that were granted a spot in the Egyptian army.

Last but not least, the documentary shed the light on several remarkable women, including Fayza Abul Naga who got appointed Presidential Adviser for National Security Affairs making her the first Egyptian woman to assume such post, and Aisha Rateb who was Egypt’s first female ambassador back in 1979.

During the event, President El-Sisi called for enforcing laws that protect women’s rights, and eventually end domestic violence. The event also included the discussion of crucial topics such as early marriage and depriving of education and post-divorce rights.

Finally, President El-Sisi hopes to witness results soon for the “Mawada” program, which aims at raising awareness on marriage responsibilities among youth.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honoring one of ideal mothers

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Work Almost Completed at the Cairo International Airport Museum




Head of the Museums Sector at Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities Moamen Othman inspected the ongoing work and latest preparations at Cairo International Airport Museum.

Othman looked into the progress and made sure that all artifacts were placed at the main exhibit hall of the museum according to the display scenario.

So far, the work in the galleries of the museum have been completed and all artifacts have been placed and distributed inside two display cases in accordance to the museum display scenario. Right now, the lighting and labels are being finalized.


According to Othman, the museum will be an asset to the Cairo International Airport and will play a role in attracting visitors, expatriates and transit travelers.

Hala Hagag , director general of the Cairo Airport Museum, said that the artifacts were carefully selected by the Supreme Committee for the Museum Display Scenario, from the storages of a number of museums, including the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Suez Museum and the Greco-Roman Museum, it showcases the different civilization of Ancient, Coptic and Islamic Egypt.

Moreover, the museum will display two mummies. One of them is decorated with a golden mask and colored inscriptions.


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Cairo International Book Fair Postponed In Light of Coronavirus Concerns




The Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) has been postponed to June next year over coronavirus concerns, the High Committee of the CIBF said following a meeting that was held on Monday, headed by Egypt’s Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem.

The book fair was supposed to take place early next year in January and February, giving the chance to several Egyptian, Arab and even international vendors to exhibit their books. The book fair is seen as one of the Middle East’s largest annual cultural event.

According to the statement released by the committee, the new date for the 52nd CIBF is expected to be between 30 June to 15 July.

“The committee discussed the latest developments concerning the coronavirus pandemic globally, and its impact on book fairs worldwide, which led to the cancellation or postponement of international exhibitions,” the statement noted.

This decision also comes to support those who will be participating in the fair from foreign countries, in an attempt for them to be able to fly to Egypt.

Due to the same reason, the committee said that it has agreed with Greece that it will delay its participation in the exhibition as a guest of honor to the next year.


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Opera Book Fair Launches Today For the First Time




To all the book worms out there who wait around every year for the Book Fair to satisfy their obsession, we’re happy to tell you that this year the Ministry of Culture is launching the very first Opera Book Fair and it kicks off today!

Egypt’s Minister of culture Inas Abdel Dayem announced the launch of the Opera Book Fair for the first time, and it is set to be held in El-Hanager Art Center.

The Book Fair is organized by the General Egyptian Book Organization in cooperation with a number of sectors of the ministry. The opening will be held today at 6:00 PM in the external Opera Square.

You can still catch the book fair until November 28 with the participation of 32 publishing houses in addition to the various sectors of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, including the General Egyptian Book Organization, the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, the National Library and Archives, in addition to the participation of Dar Al Maarif.

The Minister explained that the Book Fair comes in light of the ministry’s framework of enriching the system of cultural service and supporting the publishing movement and book industry in Egypt.

Visiting hours start at 10 AM until 8 PM.


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