Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 10:14 GMT
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 10:14 GMT
The Prince Of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit the Oasis village of Siwa in Egypt in March 2006- the photo was released by the UK Clarence House.
CAIRO – 18 November 2021: Prince of Wales Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla arrived in Cairo Thursday after concluding their visit to Jordan as they are holding a four-day tour in both countries.
The UK royalties' program includes meeting President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and First Lady Intissar Amer al-Sisi as that is the first official visit to Egypt by Prince Charles in 15 years.
In Jordan, they met King Abdullah II and Queen Rania , and visited Elijah's Hill and a site on the banks of Jordan River where it is believed Jesus got baptized.
UK embassy in Egypt had announced in October that Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall would visit Egypt on November 18-19.
“Their Royal Highness’s visit to Egypt will highlight the country’s close relationship with the UK, and will provide an opportunity to demonstrate Egypt’s growing commitment to protecting the environment,” the statement said.
The embassy added that the Prince of Wales’ visit comes immediately after the UK’s hosting COP26 and the nomination of Egypt to host the COP27 Presidency in 2022.
“The Prince has a deep and longstanding interest in these issues, and will be taking the opportunity to discuss how we best work together to combat climate change,” the embassy said, noting that the “visit will also highlight cultural heritage preservation and religious tolerance across Egyptian society.”
President Sisi and Egypt’s First Lady Entissar Amer will officially welcomes The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at Al-Ittihadiya Palace.
Then, their Royal Highnesses will meet with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El Tayeb “for discussions and dialogue on religious harmony and the role of faith in preserving the environment,” the embassy said.
“This will serve to further strengthen religious ties between the UK and Egypt,” it added.
Also, during their two-day visit, his “Royal Highness will meet with craftspeople and conservationists, celebrating traditional crafts and UK support for preserving cultural heritage, as well as the skills of artisans.”
Support his Sustainable Markets Initiative that brings together young entrepreneurs with major companies from the private sector, The Prince of Wales will discuss the opportunities for growing green, innovative business in Egypt.
“The Duchess will focus on supporting women’s empowerment, through learning more about the stories of women leaders in Egypt and their efforts to promote conservation. She will also learn more about how female heads of households are coming up with innovative ways of supporting themselves and their families,” the embassy continued.
“Their Royal Highnesses will together attend a UK-Egypt reception to celebrate the bond between the two countries, to be held overlooking the Pyramids at the magnificent Giza Plateau. On the final day of the Tour, Their Royal Highnesses will visit the ancient city of Alexandria,” the embassy added.
“This program will allow their Royal Highnesses the opportunity to celebrate Egypt’s ancient culture and spiritual significance, while also looking ahead to a modern Egypt, embracing a greener future,” the embassy said.
The royals’ visit to Egypt is the first one in 15 years as they had visited Egypt in March 2006. They visited Al-Azhar Mosque in the Old Cairo, Al-Azhar Park, The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Commonwealth cemetery in El Alamein, the Temple of the Oracle in Siwa oasis, and the Brooke Animal Hospital in Cairo.