Egypt’s Min. of Tourism & Antiquities with some of the attending ambassadors at the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis – Min. of Tourism & Antiquities official Facebook
CAIRO – 22 July 2020: Some 41 ambassadors in Cairo from all over the world attended the gala dinner held on July 21 by Egypt’s Min. of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Anani at the Baron Empain Palace garden in Heliopolis.
This is to introduce them to the history of the beautiful palace and to inform them of the health safety requirements applied in Egypt.
The gala dinner was preceded by a tour at the palace, where the restoration works and the exhibition held inside were inspected. The attendees enjoyed the palace's paintings, maps, and pictures that reveal the history of this ancient palace and the neighborhood of Heliopolis, while listening to a detailed explanation by Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Bahrain, Belarus, Greece, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Serbia, Georgia, Ireland, Australia, Argentina , Chile, Finland, Mexico, Slovenia, Ukraine, Malta, Cameroon, Cuba, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Armenia, Bulgaria, Colombia, Lithuania and Slovakia all attended the event.
The ambassadors enjoyed the picturesque atmosphere in the garden to the calming tunes of music; they praised the restoration work in the palace and the adherence to the health safety regulations.
After this evening, the ambassadors praised the gala dinner and Egypt's resumption of the foreign tourism movement amid serious health controls on their pages and the pages of their embassies on various social media platforms.
The gala dinner came about three weeks after President of Egypt Abdel Fatah el-Sisi officially inaugurated the palace at the end of June.
Since its opening, the palace has witnessed an unprecedented turnout of citizens wishing to visit it, which led to the extension of the open hours of the visit to be until 6 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. until further notice.