13 EU ambassadors and a number of their family members paid a visit to Amir Altinbugha al-Maridani Mosque. The ambassadors come from several EU countries such as Germany, France, Finland, Slovakia, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, and Portugal.
The visit came two weeks after the opening of the mosque’s first stage of renovation. All guests toured the mosque and had a background about its historical value. After that, they had a tour around the Al Darb Al Ahmar site and its archaeological buildings.
During the tour, EU Ambassador to Egypt Christian Berger said that this was the second time to visit the mosque and enjoy its cultural heritage, adding that this project asserts the EU’s commitment to preserving cultural heritage, and enhancing it.
The mosque was opened on September 30, and the project was funded and sponsored EU and was executed by the Aga Khan Foundation.
It included upgrading the interior lighting system, restoring the minaret, repairing the glass-related issues, improving the sound system inside the mosque, and qualifying the infrastructure of the building to be able to receive tourists and visitors.
Contributed by Rana Atef