CAIRO – 14 October 2019: Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem represents Egypt as the only Arab country at the Entertainment Industry Conference organized by the General Authority for Entertainment in Saudi Arabia.
The conference bears the name “Entertainment and Building the Economy” and will be attended by a number of ministers and officials of the kingdom.
The minister of culture said that the political leadership has included seven axes to preserve the Egyptian cultural identity in the strategy of sustainable development, Egypt 2030. These include promoting positive values in society, combating intellectual extremism, achieving cultural justice, developing talents, and developing cultural institutions.
According to Abdel Dayem, this comes out of the country’s belief in the importance of cultural investment as a source of strength, and its confidence that creative industries are one of the important paths to the development of the national economy.
It is worth mentioning that the conference discussed the significance of creative industries in the vision of Saudi Arabia 2030, which comes along the lines of the strategy of sustainable development in Egypt.
The conference shed light on the importance of the Egyptian Opera house as a model for cultural communication between nations, a serious platform that presents arts of all forms, and a measure of the renaissance of the cultural and artistic movement in Egypt .
The importance of cultural partnership and cooperation between Egypt and Saudi Arabia was also discussed, weighing the possibility of linking cultural exchange activities with other cooperation opportunities, especially in the economic field.