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The Ministry of Culture held the fifth edition of Aswan International festival of Culture and Arts 24/02/2017

The Ministry of Culture held the fifth edition of Aswan International festival of Culture and Arts on the occasion of the " perpendicular passing of the sun on the face of the statue of Ramses II" in the Holy of Holies in the great Temple of Abu Simbel with attendance of journalist Hilmi Nimnim, Minister of Culture, Dr. Khalid al-Anani, Minister of Antiquities, Yahya Rashid, Minister of Tourism, Major General Magdy Hegazy, Governor of Aswan, and Markus Wittner, Ambassador of Switzerland in Egypt.

Dr. Ayman Abdel Hady, Head of Sector of Foreign Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture, stated that this edition of the festival, organized by the Sector of Foreign Cultural Relations in cooperation with the General Organization of Cultural Palaces, the Governorate of Aswan and the Egyptian Tourism Authority, has witnessed extensive international participation of various countries of the world - from Africa: Sudan and  Nigeria, from Asia: Korea, China, Thailand and India, and from Europe: Greece and Armenia; as well as a number of troupes from the General Organization of Cultural Palaces. The celebration was attended by a large number from all countries of the world and accredited ambassadors in Egypt.