Inas Abdeldayem, minister of culture with Vietnam’s ambassador in Cairo De Hwang Long, February 4, 2018 - Ministry of Culture
CAIRO – 5 February 2018: Minister of Culture, Inas Abdeldayem met De Hwang Long, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Cairo on Sunday, to discuss ways of enhancing cultural cooperation between the two countries, according to a statement from the Ministry of Culture.
The meeting took place in the Ministry of Culture, in the presence of Fu Tian, deputy head of the Vietnamese diplomatic mission in Cairo, and Tran Tam An, the first secretary of the embassy. Hisham Murad, head of the Foreign Cultural Relations Department at the Ministry of Culture also attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed a plan to celebrate the 55 years of bilateral relations between the two countries. Egypt’s contribution in documenting the visit of the late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh to Egypt during the 1960s was another topic of discussion. Vietnamese participation in a number of cultural and artistic events to be organized by Egypt in the near future were also talked about.
Enes Abdel Dayem has previously told Egypt Today about the importance of expanding cultural projects. Abdel dayem confirmed that Egypt is still culturally the most important country in the region. Despite the growing cultural projects in various Arab countries such as UAE that include expanding the number of opera houses and theaters, Egypt remains the number one country leading the scene in the MENA region. Egypt’s cultural output remains stable because of its ability to generate local artists and invite foreign talents.