Egypt's embassy in Serbia showcases Egyptian cultural heritage in Belgrade event

Reham El-Adawi , Thursday 30 Dec 2021

In celebration of Christmas, the ambassador of Egypt in Belgrade Amr Aljowaily held an event titled ‘Cultural Heritage of Egypt: Journey of the Holy Family, Churches and Monasteries’, which featured photos, booklets, and documentaries on the architecture of Egyptian churches and encouraged Serbian tourists to visit them.

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Ambassador of Egypt to Serbia Amr Aljowaily deliveres his speech at Saint Sava Temple.

The evening featured an exhibition of photographs of Egyptian churches as masterpieces of architecture, a documentary film on the oldest monastery in the world, Saint Antonius. in the Red Sea governorate, and the launching of a digital edition of the booklet ‘Journey of the Holy Family to Egypt’ in Serbian.

The event was held at the Crypt of the Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade on 28 December.

The event gathered dignitaries from the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Directorate for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities, the Belgrade Archdiocese, high representatives of the members of the Government of Serbia, ambassadors and senior diplomatic corps, media representatives and representatives of the cultural and business spheres in Serbia.

Ambassador Aljowaily seized the opportunity to invite Serbians who are planning trips to Egypt to visit the Red Sea governorate as well as the monasteries and churches highlighted during the evening.

“The documentary, the photo exhibition and the booklet were prepared by the Egyptian ministries of antiquities, culture and tourism respectively, reflecting a multidisciplinary interdepartmental effort. The event aimed to offer the Serbian tourist an exciting experience combining cultural and leisure tourism in Egypt,” Aljowaily added.

The audience interacted warmly with the showcase of the cultural heritage of the rich Coptic era of Egyptian history. The digital version of the Serbian edition of the booklet Journey of the Holy Family to Egypt, which attracted the attention of the entire audience, is now available on the social media platforms of the embassy @EgyptInSerbia.

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