CAIRO – Egypt’s Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs Soha Gendi said the establishment of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) was a dream that came true, now that it is turning into a comprehensive hub for civilization, culture and entertainment.
GEM is one of modern Egypt’s most crucial achievements, which has been set up with the aim of becoming a favorable destination for those interested in Egyptology and the history of the Egyptian civilization, Gendi said.
She made the remarks on the sidelines of a tour of the GEM, accompanied by a delegation of third “Logos” Coptic Youth Forum, which is organized by the Coptic Orthodox Church under the auspices of Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese.
The delegation comprises 100 youths living abroad.
Gendi asserted the necessity of keeping Egyptian expats posted on the achievements attained in the country’s development process nationwide.
While concluding the tour, the young Egyptian expats expressed pleasure over visiting GEM and fascination with its rare collection of antiquities and master pieces, voicing hope to repeat the visit after the official opening of the museum.
Up to 100 youths from five continents are taking part in the third “Logos” Coptic Youth Forum week, which is taking place for the second year in a row.