On 10th November 2017 was the signing of a Co-operation Agreement in the field of culture, between the Montenegrin government and the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, in Cetinje. The Agreement was signed by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abderahman Salaheldin Abderahman and the Managing Director of the Directorate for Cultural and Artistic Creativity at the Ministry of Culture, Dragica Milić.
The Agreement provides the framework for wide ranging co-operation. Hence, it includes plans in the field of music, ballet, theatre, cinematography, literature and visual arts, amongst others. Moreover, it focuses on the encouragement of exchange of artists, artistic ensembles and events. Cultural heritage has been recognised as an important domain for an exchange of knowledge, information and experiences.
Following the signing of the Agreement, the Ambassador Abderahman Salaheldin Abderahman delivered a lecture that addressed the issue of Egyptian culture and tourism.
During a conversation with Adriatic Fair representatives, concerning whether we could expect a presentation and participation of Egyptian companies at Fair events, the Ambassador pointed out as follows: “The Agreement that we have just signed practically undertakes the involvement in the exchange of exhibitions of this type, and I am convinced that Budva will play a significant role in this. I have paid a private visit to Budva with my wife and I am truly delighted. I believe these exhibition events have the potential to attract both local visitors and tourists who arrive in Budva for their summer holidays. I am planning to organise exhibitions in the fields of culture and arts, as well as commercial exhibitions. I believe trade between us needs to be further developed. We are working on establishing a sea route between the port of Bar and the port of Alexandria, and are hoping to see trade shows in both countries once we have achieved this objective”.
“During our conversations with the Montenegrin officials, we have already emphasised that an Egyptian exhibition here in Montenegro is required in the near future, even with facsimiles, primarily aiming to target young generations, in order to give them the opportunity to meet and become acquainted, as well as to encourage people to learn more about others. Furthermore, we are working on the organisation of Montenegrin exhibitions in Egypt”