HE Mr Khaled Elanany, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities, paid an official visit to the Principality as part of the inauguration of the Grimaldi Forum exhibition “Gold of the Pharaohs: 2500 years of goldsmithing in Ancient Egypt” which took place, in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince, on Friday, July 6.
At the end of the inauguration HE Mr. Khaled Elanany, was received in audience by HSH the Sovereign Prince.
An official luncheon was also held in honour of the Egyptian Minister, hosted by the Department of External Relations and Cooperation, in the presence of Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior.
Before leaving Cairo, HE Mr. Khaled Elanany told the local press that this exhibition in Monaco was one of the best ways to promote Egypt as a unique cultural and tourist destination. He stressed that this exhibition would attract not only Monegasques but also visitors to the French Riviera and Italy.
HE Mr. Khaled Elanany facilitated the exceptional loan of 150 works, most of which have never left Egypt.