Egypt’s Ambassador to Canada, Ahmed Abu Zeid participated in the opening of the “Caravans of Gold” exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum on Friday, September 20.
In a statement on the sidelines of the exhibition, Abu Zeid explained that “Caravans of Gold” comes to celebrate the links between West and North Africa, the Middle East and Europe through the movement of peoples and trade during the period from the eighth to the sixteenth century.
Cultural weeks will be allocated to twelve Arab and African countries, including Egypt, have made a historic contribution to strengthening those ties.
Abu Zeid explained that the exhibition includes a group of the most prominent modern archaeological discoveries in the region of North and West Africa.
More than 250 works of art dating back to nearly five centuries, brought from cultural institutions and major museums in the world,” Abu Zeid said. “Many of these works were displayed for the first time in North America.”
Abu Zeid confirmed his happiness to participate in this special celebration, congratulating the Aga Khan Museum on all his efforts in bringing these unique art pieces.
He explained the role of arts and culture in bringing people together and building societies.
He added that Egypt is one of the most interested countries in culture. A week at the beginning of next year, a week was devoted to presenting and highlighting Egyptian culture and civilization throughout the ages. It extends for about a year in Toronto and then moves to the United States.