Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inaugurated on Sunday the fourth edition of the Torathna Exhibition for Handicrafts and Heritage at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) in New Cairo (photo: Egypt's Cabinet)
The exhibition, which will run until Saturday, is held under the patronage of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
The prime minister, accompanied by Planning and Economic Development Minister Hala El-Said, Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad, and CEO of the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise Development Agency Nevine Gamea, inspected the different pavilions of the exhibition.
Five Arab countries (Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Sudan and Libya) are participating in the exhibition, with Saudi Arabia being the event's guest of honour.
The exhibition also features the participation of 1,100 owners of projects specialised in heritage products.
Among the innovative Egyptian products to be presented in the exhibition are hand-made carpets; textiles; furnishings; women’s accessories; glass products; embroideries; lighting units; leather, wooden, copper, wicker and palm leaf works; paintings; Sinai products and pottery.
The exhibition includes a pavilion designated to showcase products from the villages that are part of the Decent Life presidential initiative, a countryside-focused initiative to improve living conditions.
The event is the biggest gathering that brings together artisans, innovators, artists and entrepreneurs from Egypt and many Arab countries.
It aims to share knowledge, exchange experience, display manufacturing techniques and explore additional marketing opportunities to support heritage industries and the handicrafts sector.
The exhibition also seeks to promote ancient Egyptian arts and crafts and encourage their sale locally and internationally.