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    Egypt Culturama Participates in Senegal Independence Day Celebration in Dakar

    Date published: 11 April 2013
    Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT) supported by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and affiliated to Bibliotheca Alexandrina participates at the Egyptian Cultural Week in Senegal, organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and Egypt’s Embassy in Senegal. This comes on the occasion of celebrating Senegal 53rd National Independence Day on 11 April 2013.

    CULTNAT displays the panoramic show “Culturama” which recounts the Egyptian civilization history starting from the Pharaonic era through the Greco-Roman, Coptic and Islamic to the modern era, showcasing the different aspects of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

    CULNAT director, Dr Yasser Al-Shayeb, member of the Egyptian delegation participating in the celebration, says that CULTANT participates with three CULTURAMA shows, two in Dakar and one in Saint Louis city.

    The shows takes place in the presence of Senegal Minister of Culture, Dr Abd Al-Aziz Mbaye,   the Egyptian Ambassador to Senegal, Mr Hisham Maher and Egyptian Ministry of Culture First Undersecretary, Dr Kamilia Sobhi, in addition to 500 guests from all the diplomatic missions and cultural sectors in Senegal. Also Malawi folkloric band is to participate in the shows.

    Dr. El Shayeb points out that Egypt’s cultural week is the first event of its kind in Senegal. It is part of the Egyptian state orientation towards regaining its leading role in Africa and the Arab region, he adds. 

    He highlights that CULTANT is working on broadening its presence in the African continent in cooperation with both ministries of ICT and culture in Senegal to create an African Senegalese civilization and culture panorama.

    Such efforts shall have a positive impact on Egypt’s foreign policies as this will ensure a continuous Egyptian presence with a cultural impress across the African continent.

    CULNAT has launched the first cultural heritage panorama in Congo in 2012 in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of International Cooperation and MCIT.

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