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Cairo Opera House suspends activities for three days in mourning of Kuwait's late emir

The decision to suspend the cultural activities is also implemented by all the troupes operating under the Ministry of Culture

Ahram Online , Wednesday 30 Sep 2020
Cairo Opera House
The Cairo Opera House (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
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As part of the country's  three-day mourning for Kuwait's late emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Cairo Opera House and all of its venues have suspended all cultural activities starting Tuesday until Thursday 1 October.

The Cairo Opera House operates on several stages across Cairo, in addition to the Alexandria Opera House and Damanhour Opera House.

The decision to suspend the cultural activities is also implemented by all the troupes operating under the Ministry of Culture, such as venues managed by the Cultural Development Fund.

Kuwait's emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, died on Tuesday at the age of 91.

In a statement by the presidency spokesman Bassam Rady, Egypt mourned the death of Kuwait's emir saying "The Arab and Islamic nations have lost a great leader of a unique calibre after a life full of benevolence and achievements to serve his people and his Arab and Islamic nation and support its causes," the statement added.

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