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Trade minister opens inaugural ‘Gouter’ cultural festival
25 September 2021  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : General

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With the participation of 17 countries, the festival featured folkloric performances, serving and tasting of the finest traditional delicacies.

Cairo- Sep 25, 2021

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has inaugurated the first international cultural festival for tasting, " Gouter", on behalf of Egypt’s Premier Mostafa Madbouly and in the presence of Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anani.

Co-sponsored by Al-Ahram Establishment and Al-Ahram Advertising Agency, " Gouter" is held under the auspices of the prime minister and organized by the Al-Ahram's Nesf El-Donia magazine at the Baron Palace, Heliopolis, under the slogan "One World - Multiple Cultures".

“Egypt is keen to deepen ties with the world and its different cultures at the regional and global levels, being a commercial, logistical and cultural hub linking the East and the West,” Gamea said in the speech delivered on behalf of Prime Minister Madbouly.

She pointed out that over the ages Egypt has developed its political, economic and social relations with all nations, and in the last decade it sought rapprochement with Africa, in addition to the various agreements binding it with major global economic blocs.

For his part, al-Anani stressed that the event is an invitation to countries from all over the world to get to know each other, be harmonized and peaceful, through blending together their different cultures.

The festival featured folkloric performances, serving and tasting of the finest traditional delicacies, as well as exhibits of the best products and handicrafts each country has to offer.

Participating countries included: Egypt, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, Armenia, Thailand, Colombia, Russia, Spain, Slovenia, Ireland, India, Peru, Ukraine, Indonesia, Belgium and Georgia.

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