On Wednesday, 7 March, the head of the Foreign Cultural Relations Sector at the Ministry of Culture, Hisham Mourad, received First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Marcelino Medina Gonzalez to discuss preparations for next year's 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Cuba.
Celebrations will include holding mutual cultural weeks in both countries, including folk art performances and film screenings. The cultural weeks will also present musical groups, visual arts and photography exhibitions.
Mourad and Gonzalez also discussed the means to ratify an agreement on cultural cooperation and exchange.
Gonzalez expressed his country’s desire to reinforce relations with Egypt on all levels, especially cultural and educational, and to send a number of Cuban scholars to study Arabic in Egypt.