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Argentine VP Michetti visits Giza Plateau, plants virtual 'kiss' on Sphinx

Vice-President Gabriela Michetti is in Egypt to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations

Nevine El-Aref , Tuesday 18 Jul 2017
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Argentine VP Michetti (Photo: Nevine El-Aref)
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Argentina's Vice-President Gabriela Michetti paid a visit to the Giza Plateau on Tuesday morning, stopping to admire the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

Ashraf Mohi, Director General of Giza Plateau, told Ahram Online that Michettie captured her visit on camera, even planting a virtual "kiss" on the Sphinx.

Michetti is in Egypt to mark 70 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations, meeting with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi at the presidential palace in Cairo on Sunday.

However, she took time out on Tuesday to head to the Giza Plateau, admiring the famous ancient structures.

Mohi told Ahram Online that Michetti was impressed with the view from the plateau and with the ancient Egyptian civilization in general.

She promised to return to Egypt soon with her family and make a longer tour of the plateau and its various sites.

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