Moreover, El Feki honored Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem and Major General Mohamed El-Sherif, Governor of Alexandria, in the presence of Dr. Ahmed Okasha, Professor of Psychiatry.
El Feki asserted that Okasha was extremely loyal to his Egyptian identity, noting that cultural goods are the most expensive among Egypt’s exports to the Arab and Islamic world.
The symposium was organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina to celebrate Okasha’s centenary.
Al-Feki added, during the symposium, that Okasha has many feats, which made him a pioneer, citing his role in saving Nubia and establishing the Academy of Arts.
On his part, El-Sherif noted that Okasha took over the Ministry of Culture twice in a row, foreshadowing his impressive role in representing the best model for youth.
The discussion revolved around the major cultural project that Okasha launched, during his tenure as Minister of Culture in the two periods from 1958 to 1962, then from 1966 to 1970.
Contributed by Omnia Ahmed