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Two Guinness world record holders to visit Egypt in January

The tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen of Turkey, and the shortest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge of India, will visit Egypt later this month

Nada Mahgoub, Wednesday 24 Jan 2018
Sultan Kosen
The tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen from Turkey (Photo: courtesy of the Guinness Records organisation)
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The Guinness Book of World Records has announced that two of its world record holders will visit Egypt later this month.

The tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen from Turkey, who stands at 251 centimetres, and the shortest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge from India, at 62.8 centimetres, are to visit the Egyptian capital of Cairo for the first time between 26 and 29 January.

The pair of record holders, who were added to the book in 2011, is scheduled to hold an international press conference in Cairo during the visit.

Ahmed Makled, chief executive manager of B Premium, the official partner of Guinness Records in Egypt, said the purpose of the visit was to "help boost tourism in Egypt."

Makled said more events are planned to be organised with the aim of encouraging Egyptian individuals and corporations to apply for placement among the Guinness World Record holders.

Omar Talal, Middle East and North Africa regional director of Guinness Records’ official partner, said the Records held various important events in developing countries like Egypt over the last 60 years.

Talal said the MENA region jumped to 68% growth in the number of record-breaking applications within the last three years.

Jyoti Amge
The shortest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge from India (Photo: courtesy of the Guinness Records organisation)

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