Egypt recovers five artefacts seized in Kuwait in 2019

MENA , Thursday 16 Jun 2022

Five artefacts smuggled from Egypt and seized in Kuwait in 2019 were handed over to Egypt’s Ambassador to Kuwait Osama Shaltout from the Kuwait National Museum on Thursday.



The ambassador thanked Kuwait and the bodies concerned for cooperating with Egypt to return the stolen pieces. 

In a statements to MENA, Shaltout said that the two countries are keen on enhancing cooperation in various domains.

Egypt has been working to repatriate thousands of its artefacts that have been smuggled out of the country after being unearthed in illegal excavations.

Artefact theft increased after the 2011 uprising that toppled late President Hosni Mubarak, the aftermath of which saw a security vacuum nationwide.

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