Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anany stated that a delegation affiliated to the European Union (EU) is playing a great role in developing the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Egypt.
The minister gave the statement in a lecture that was held at Humboldt University in Berlin, during his current visit to Germany to highlight the latest Egyptian discoveries.
The development work includes establishing the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) which will be a precious gift to the whole world.
“The Museum at Tahrir is the oldest in the country and will not be negatively affected by the GEM’s inauguration,” he stressed.
A crosswalk will be built to connect the GEM with Giza pyramids and the whole area will be converted to a great tourist destination.
El Anany also pointed out to the inauguration of some national projects and museums like Sohag National Museum in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
On the other hand, El Anany met Michel Montfering, the minister of state for culture at the German Foreign Ministry, in the presence of Dr. Bader Abdel Aati, ambassador of Egypt to Berlin.
During the meeting that was held today, both German and Egyptian sides agreed upon establishing new museum in Minya governorate, according to the German parliament’s resolution.
Moreover, they discussed means of cooperation between the Egyptian ministry of antiquities and the German institutions to offer training courses in Egypt.
These courses will focus on the professional dealing with the archaeological sites, restoration of monuments and will be directed to the ministry’s staff and archaeologists.
Contributed by Salma Yassin
Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anany