Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem
Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem said that arts and culture in Egypt are thriving at the local, regional and international levels under the rule of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
In an interview with MENA Chief Editor and Board Chairman Ali Hassan, she added that she is working to increase societal awareness within the framework of the presidential Decent Life initiative.
She further noted that the political leadership is aware of the importance of archaeological sites in Egypt.
The minister added that her ministry has a plan for holding artistic activities in six governorates including 21 villages.
MENA Editor-in-Chief Ali Hassan talks to the culture minister
She pointed out that opening an opera house in the New Administrative Capital boosts the process of enlightenment in Egypt and shows that the political leadership is aware of the cultural dimension in enriching the national product of the Egyptian State.
As for the Year of Egyptian-Russian Humanitarian Exchange, she pointed out that the culture ministry prepared a major program for this great event in coordination with the Egyptian Embassy in Moscow through the Egyptian foreign ministry for implementing artistic activities.
She also noted that these activities reflect the close relations and cooperation between the two countries in different fields.
She pointed out that the ministry is coordinating with other Arab countries on confronting the effects of the pandemic on cultural activities. She added that she has chaired a meeting of the Arab culture ministers via video conference that discussed the effects of the coronavirus on the cultural sector in Arab countries.
The conference participants discussed the Egyptian experience in confronting the coronavirus crisis as Egypt is one of the first countries that adopted precautionary measures against the virus.
She also noted that Arab cultural strategies were set to confront difficulties during the post-coronavirus phase.