Ludmila Salama, Coordinating Council of Russian Emigrants (CCRE) head in Egypt, inaugurated the 29th session of the Council.
The event was attended by Yuriy Matveev, the Minister Plenipotentiary in Cairo, Russian Consul-General in Hurghada Viktor Voropayev, Pavli Kedisyuk, Director of the Russian Cultural Center in Alexandria, Valery Pripetkov, the Chairman of the Russian school, Marat Gatin, director of the Russian Cultural Centers in Egypt, and Sherif Gad, President of the Egyptian Association of Graduates of Russian and Soviet Universities.
Matveev hailed the council’s efforts to link the Russian generations to the motherland, pointing out that Moscow is following with interest the activity of the Russian emigrants in Egypt and their positive integration with the Egyptian society.
He also stressed the keenness of the Russian state to take care of its children, reassuring them that the military operation in Ukraine is proceeding according to the plan.
On his part, Gatin appreciated the cooperation with the various Russian associations in Egypt, affirming that they looked forward to more cooperation in the coming period.
In the same vein, Voropayev highlighted the distinction of the Russian community in Hurghada through its various activities. He also welcomed the graduates’ recommendation to organize a celebration at the end of the year of humanitarian cooperation between Egypt and Russia with the participation of the Russian community in Hurghada.
Kedisyuk talked about the important activities offered by the Russian Center in Alexandria, underscoring the continuous cooperation with Egyptian cultural institutions, especially the Alexandria Library.
Furthermore, Pripetkov asserted that the Russian school is open to all Russian and non-Russian students, including the children of Ukraine as there is no discrimination between children.
At the end of the event, Gad was keen to congratulate the attendees on the occasion of Victory Day in the name of the Arab Union. He also reviewed some of the association’s activities, including the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Contributed by Omnia Ahmed