Meeting of Kazakh-Egyptian Intergovernmental Commission held in Cairo


ASTANA (TCA) — The 5th meeting of the Kazakh-Egyptian Intergovernmental Commission for Trade, Economic, Cultural, Humanitarian, Scientific and Technical Cooperation was held in Cairo, Egypt last week, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.

Kazakhstan’s delegation was headed by Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly.

The Intergovernmental Commission focused on cooperation in the fields of culture and historical and cultural heritage, sports and tourism, education, religious affairs, trade, industry, investment, energy, oil, agriculture, health and pharmaceuticals, and civil aviation.

Minister Mukhamediuly had meetings with Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Dr. Sahara Nasr, the Minister of Culture of Egypt Helmy Namnam, and Minister of Antiquities of Egypt Khaled al-Anani.

The meeting of the Kazakh-Egyptian intergovernmental commission resulted in the signing of a Protocol which outlined the current trends of trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian, scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries. According to the document, the parties will work on holding an exhibition of works of arts of Ancient Egypt within the framework of the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana.

Kazakhstan has welcomed the offer of the Egyptian side to donate works of art of Ancient Egypt (originals and copies of exhibits) for the further opening of a separate hall of world culture in the National Museum of Kazakhstan, and will also work on issues of training courses in Egypt for Kazakhstan restorers and archaeologists.

In addition, Kazakhstan and Egypt agreed to develop cooperation between sports federations of the two countries.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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