File Photo: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Reuters)
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi opened on Saturday the second edition of Torathena ("Our Heritage") exhibition, showing traditional arts products and handicrafts from different Egyptian governorates.
El-Sisi was accompanied by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Trade and Industry Minister Nevine Gamea, Information Minister Osama Heikal, among others.
The exhibition is organised by the state’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA), and is scheduled for 10-15 October.
The event is held under the patronage of the president at Egypt international exhibition center in the Fifth Settlement districts of New Cairo.
The exhibition, which is being held for the second year in a row, targets providing all means of support for heritage industries and the handicrafts sector, to expand the promotion of ancient Egyptian arts, and to make their products available at commercial prices through the exhibition to encourage their spread and increase their distinctive production, said presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady.
More than 600 exhibitors nationwide are participating in the 2020 edition, Rady noted.
While touring a number of displayed products, he vowed to support and surmount all obstacles that face the industry so as to make a great leap in this sector.
"I was discussing with the trade minister setting up marketing companies to brand your products," the president told the craftspeople, according to footage released by Egyptian state TV.
Accopmpanied by some of cabinet members, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi toured a number of displayed products in the exhibition (photo courtesy of the presidential spokesman official Facebook page)
During the openning of Our Heritage Exhibition on Saturday, 10 October, 2020, the President vowed to support and surmount all obstacles that face the handicrafts industry so as to make a great leap in this sector (photo courtesy of Presidential spokesman official Facebook)
El-Sisi was shown a number of handmade products during the event (photo courtesy of the presidential spokesman official Facebook page)