Russian ambassador in Egypt Georgiy Borisenko receives his guests at the Russian embassy
To mark Russian National Day on 12 June, the Russian Ambassador in Egypt Georgiy Borisenko hosted a lavish reception on the banks of the Nile at the Russian embassy for the first time after a three-year hiatus..
The holiday marks the day in 1990 when the House of People's deputies of the Soviet Republic of Russia approved the declaration of Russia's sovereignty and the beginning of a new historical era.Attending were Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, minister of higher education and scientific research and acting minister of health; Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali Moselhi; Abdallah El-Battesh, assistant minister of youth and sports; engineer Abdel-Hakim Gamal Abdel-Nasser, son of late president Gamal Abdel-Nasser; as well as a crowd of foreign ambassadors, representatives of the diplomatic corps and public figures.In a warm and friendly atmosphere, Borisenko addressed the guests, noting in his speech that Russia is currently opposing those who want to return the world to its colonial past, eradicating the newly sprouted Nazism in Europe, relying on its cooperation with African, Asian countries and Latin America and strengthening its strategic partnership with Egypt.
"The Russian-Egyptian relations are developing successfully and we are working together to stabilise the Middle East and North Africa region and develop economic cooperation, including building the first nuclear plant in Egypt, added Borisenko.
As part of the reception, two thematic photo exhibitions were organised that were dedicated to the history and current stage of the Russian-Egyptian relations.
Guests also enjoyed a musical performance by Sweet Sound band, led by artist Mounir Nasr El-Din, the former dean of the Cairo Conservatoire and a graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, that performed a variety of famous works by Russian and Egyptian composers. A video about Russia and its history and touristic attractions was shown on a big screen.