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Egypt and Britain discuss archaeology cooperation

February 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities and the British ambassador in Cairo have held discussions about cooperation between the two countries in respect of archaeological projects. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim said that the meeting with James Watt followed an expression of interest by Britain to promote such projects.

During Sunday’s meeting, the Egyptian minister also suggested possible cooperation with the EU as well as Britain. Part of the programme would involve training for Egyptian archaeologists in maintenance, restoration and preservations methods.

According to Ambassador Watt, Britain would not only get involved in the project at a local level but also raise awareness internationally of the rich archaeological heritage of Egypt. He stressed how keen Britain is to help Egypt on this matter.

Dr. Ibrahim and Mr. Watt agreed to hold another meeting next month to set out the foundations and terms for the projects and cooperation.