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African Union Commission head tours Grand Egyptian Museum

Faki admired the unique design of the GEM and the antiquities displayed in its halls

Ahram Online , Monday 1 Feb 2021
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Moussa Faki, chairperson of the African Union Commission, and an accompanying delegation, visit the newly-built Grand Egyptian Museum (press photo)
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Moussa Faki, chairperson of the African Union Commission and an accompanying delegation visited on Sunday the newly-built Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) shortly after he landed in Egypt.

Al-Tayeb Abbas, assistant minister of tourism and antiquities for archaeological affairs at Giza's GEM, accompanied Faki and the African delegation. 

The visitors expressed their admiration of the unique design of the museum and the antiquities displayed in its halls. They also hailed the restoration laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

Moussa Faki
Moussa Faki, chairperson of the African Union Commission, and an accompanying delegation, visit the newly-built Grand Egyptian Museum (press photo)

During his visit to Egypt, Faki met with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

Both meetings tackled African issues, the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Egypt’s water rights in the River Nile.  

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