On Tuesday, a delegation of 15 ambassadors and businessmen from Ibero-American countries, toured Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria on the sidelines of their visit to Egypt to attend the activities of the Ibero-American Cultural Week, which is held in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
The delegation included the ambassadors of Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Guatemala, Colombia, Uruguay and others.
During the visit, they were accompanied by Major General Mohamed El Sherif, Governor of Alexandria, and Ambassador Ashraf Mounir, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Latin Affairs.
They were received by Dr. Amr El-Shahat, General Manager of Qaitbay Citadel, who took them on a tour inside the citadel, where the ambassadors were keen to enjoy watching the citadel’s main towers, the courtyard, and its antique cannons.
The ambassadors were also keen to take memorial photos there, expressing their happiness with this visit and the ancient Egyptian civilization.
This visit comes within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ keenness to benefit from the important events that are held in Egypt to promote the various tourist and archaeological destinations, by granting free visits to all delegations participating in these events to learn about museums and tourist and archaeological sites in Egypt.
In addition, the Director of Alexandria Library, Dr. Mustafa El-Feki and the ambassadors inaugurated an exhibition of photographs entitled “Ibero-America Cities”, inside the Alexandria library.
“We feel a great honor for the library that the delegation of Latin American countries comes on this occasion that reflects the spirit of the close relationship between the Arab, Spanish and Portuguese cultures, and also expresses the overlap between those civilizations throughout history, El-Feki added.
Translated by Hassanain Tayea