June 21, 2019
As part of Action Diplomacy’s project, “EU
Cultural Programme in Egypt”, we organised a press conference with the EU and several Egyptian ministries to highlight a unique collaboration to transform the Egyptian
Museum in downtown Cairo on 16 June 2019.
Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Dr Khaled
El-Enany, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Dr Sahar Nasr,
and the EU Ambassador to Egypt, Ivan Surkoš, presented the EU-funded project
“Transforming the Egyptian Museum of Cairo”.
The project is backed by a 3.1 million
Euros grant from the European Union aiming at the creation of a strategic
vision for the museum. Ambassador Surkoš underlined the importance of the
project, which symbolises the excellent cooperation and coordination between
the EU and Egypt in the common endeavour to protect and promote our common
cultural heritage. At the press conference, he stated, “The European
excellence in terms of knowledge and capacity will help in bringing up the EMC
to the highest standards of museology in the world”.