Egypt to host first African-Chinese cultural festival

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Jul 2016

The festival will open at Baron Empain Palace

Baron Empain palace (Photo: Ahram Arabic Gate)

The first African-Chinese cultural festival will be held in Cairo between 21 and 26 July, co-organised by the Chinese embassy in Egypt and the Egyptian tourism ministry.

Soheir Abdel Kader, the former executive manager of Cairo Festival, heads the African-Chinese festival.

“The opening will be held at Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis, and the closing will take place at El-Manial Palace,” Abdel Kader was quoted as saying by Ahram Arabic news website.

A festival for African and Chinese arts as well as folklore, the six-day event aims to strengthen ties between African countries and China, and will celebrate the cultural heritage of the many participating countries.

The festival will include film screenings, folkloric dance troupes as well as cuisine from the different countries and handicrafts.

A press conference will be held on 12 July at 8pm at Manial Palace.

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