The board of directors of the Egyptian Diplomatic Club and the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs organised a seminar and a roundtable to review the new book, Serbia in Egyptian Eyes: Diplomatic Memories and Cultural Memoirs, on Wednesday, 17 January, at the headquarters of the club.
All authors were invited to speak at the roundtable, including the heads of Egypt’s Diplomatic Mission in Belgrade since the beginning of the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Ambassador Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador Hani Khallaf, Ambassador Ashraf Aql and Ambassador Bassem Khalil (as charge d’affaires), Ambassador Adel Naguib, Ambassador Ali Galal Bassyouni, Ambassador Menha Bakhoum, and Ambassador Ezzeddin Fahmi.
Authors of chapters in the section entitled “Cultural Notes: Serbia by Egyptian Pens” include Zahi Hawass, the famous Egyptian archeologist who visited Serbia, novelist and radio anchor Mai Khaled, who is also the author of Egypt in Serbia (2013), Al-Ahram writer and president of the Sharm El-Sheikh European Film Festival Gamal Zaida (regarding several interviews in Belgrade), as well as Mervat Al-Suweifi, professor of ceramics and a former lecturer in Belgrade.
Artists participating with paintings in the book include Ibrahim Ghazala, professor of art at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Minya University and general facilitator of the International Luxor Forum for Photography, together with Lamia El-Sayed (who previously organised an exhibition entitled “Impressions about Serbia” at the Mahmoud Mokhtar Cultural Centre in 2017).
The book is edited by Ambassador Amr Al-Gweily.