On Thursday, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Essa received the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Director General Dr. Salim bin Mohammed Al Malik to review the efforts of preserving heritage and fighting against cultural properties trafficking.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Mostafa Waziri, and the Executive Director of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Dr. Ahmed Ghoniem, alongside several officials attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Al Malik congratulated the minister for the new position, wishing him luck, and asserted the organization’s keenness in improving the cooperation with Egypt in the field of heritage.
Moreover, both officials reviewed the activities of the organization, pointing out the wide cooperation between the organization and the Egyptian ministry. In addition, ISESCO’s official expressed the institution’s will in participating at COP27 hosted at Sharm El Sheikh.
On his side, Essa welcomed Al Malik, affirming strengthening the cooperation between the ministry and ISESCO; they discussed the efforts of preserving heritage, upgrading the historical sites to be green areas, and enrolling more Islamic historical sites to ISESCO’s Islamic World Heritage List, alongside more projects.
Contributed by Rana Atef