Germany's Bundestag approves co-financing Egypt's new Minya nuseum: Ambassador

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Dec 2018

The Bundestag (Photo: Reuters)

The German Bundestag has approved allocating a sum of €10 million to co-finance the furnishing of Minya’s Akhenaten Museum, Egyptian Ambassador to Germany Badr Abdel Aati said on Friday.

Abdel Aati said in a statement to MENA that the move is the result of efforts exerted over the past two years by the Egyptian Embassy in Berlin in coordination with Bundestag members and officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

Abdel Aati noted that the Egyptian government established the museum in 2010, but that work has been halted since then.

The budget endorsed also included an agreement for additional allocations should furnishing the museum require more money, he added.

The ambassador hailed the move, which he said reflects the strength of Cairo-Berlin relations and the high level they have achieved across various fields.

He also noted that the Bundestag's contribution to furnishing the Akhenaten Museum comes after President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s successful visit to Germany on 28-31 October. 

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