The Minister of Culture in Egypt, Inas Dayem has said under the rule of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, culture in the country has been very active at the local, regional and international levels.
The minister who made this known in an interview said she is working to upgrade societal awareness within the framework of the presidential initiative of Decent Life.
She noted that the political leadership is aware of the importance of archaeological sites in Egypt adding that her ministry is planning to hold artistic activities in six governorates and 21 villages.
She stated that opening an opera house in the New Administrative Capital would enhance the process of enlightenment in Egypt and show that the political leadership is aware of the cultural dimension in enriching the national product of the Egyptian State.
While speaking on the year of Egyptian-Russian Humanitarian Exchange, she pointed out that the Ministry of Culture prepared a major programme for this great event in coordination with the Egyptian Embassy in Moscow, through the Egyptian Foreign Ministry for implementing artistic activities. She noted that these activities reflect the close relations and cooperation between the two countries in different fields.
On the spread of coronavirus and its effect on cultural activities in Egypt and the world, she assured that coordination is maintained with Arab countries in containing the virus.
She further said she led a meeting of the Arab culture ministers online where the effects of coronavirus on the cultural sector in Arab countries and the Egyptian experiment in confronting the crisis of coronavirus were discussed.
She noted that Egypt is one of the first countries that adopted precautionary measures against the virus, adding that Arab cultural strategies were set to confront difficulties during the post-coronavirus phase.