Ambassador Ashraf Mounir and Wael Hamed (deputy assistant minister of foreign affairs) participated in the Dominican Republic’s celebration of 177 days of independence on Saturday evening.
In attendance were a group of ambassadors from Latin American, the Vatican ambassador to Egypt (Archbishop Nicholas Henry) and the Spanish Ambassador to Egypt Ramón Gil Casares. The meeting was held at the residence of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.
A special mass was held on the occasion, followed by the reception. February 27th of each year coincides with the independence anniversary of the Dominican Republic. Egypt has extended cultural relations with the Dominican Republic.