Egypt is “a place you must visit at least once in your life,” said the new ambassador of that nation in the Dominican Republic, Maher El-Adawy.
The African country, considered one of the most visited tourist destinations on the planet, not only has one of the seven wonders of the world, but also a rich millenary culture.
A few weeks ago, both the new ambassador and the Dominican government signed an agreement of cooperation and culture, with which they seek that both nations connect with bilateral events along with the collaboration of museums and artists.
“We have not yet decided where or when we will have a physical embassy, but we are working together because we proposed a new embassy in the Dominican Republic.
We have not yet decided where or when we will have a physical embassy, but we are working together because we proposed the initiative a few years ago. After my meetings with the president, it is very clear that there is support from the leaders of power for this to happen”, informed the diplomat in an interview with Listín Diario.
One of the great desires of the new ambassador in the country, who also has a mission in Cuba, is that the Dominican Republic participates in the inauguration of the Great Egyptian Museum this year.
Maher El-Adawy described it as the largest open museum in the world. One of the main attractions will be an exhibit dedicated to the pharaoh Tutankhamun and in which Dominican archaeologist Kathleen Martinez will be participating.
“I hope this will be a bridge between the two countries,” commented the Egyptian ambassador.
But this is not the only important activity in 2022. In November, Egypt will also host the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27, which will be held in the city Sharm El-Sheikh. Last year COP26 was held in the Scottish city of Glasgow.
The diplomat emphasized that COP27 is the ideal occasion for governments, non-profit organizations, academics and, above all, young Dominicans who are interested in alternatives to curb climate change to participate in the dialogue.
Supporting young people
Egypt also organizes every year the ‘World Youth Forum’, which seeks to “send a message of peace, prosperity, harmony and progress of the youth to the whole world”, according to the event’s website.
This platform is open to young people from all over the world, including Dominicans, who believe in their power to influence communities.
Maher El-Adawy explained that those who are selected for the WYF are invited to interact with leaders from the Egyptian government and other parts of the world to understand issues of concern and seek solutions to major community problems.
The steps for COP27 and WYF registrations are available on the websites of both.
Egypt is located in the northeast corner of the African continent, with coasts on the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It is bordered to the west by Libya, to the south by Sudan, to the north by the Mediterranean and to the east by the Red Sea and Israel. Most of its surface is made up of the Sahara desert.