Antiquities Minister: Talks with US officials about antiquities were good
Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Thursday that consultations he had held with officials in charge of U.S. agencies which support Egyptian antiquities had a good outcome.

The Antiquities Ministry and the museum support center of the U.S. Smithsonian Institution agreed on signing a framework agreement to contribute to a museum development program, which is being carried out by the ministry, Ibrahim added in statements following an official visit to the U.S.

The Egyptian official said he held talks with the assistants to the U.S. secretary of state for educational, cultural affairs and Near East affairs on means to boost cooperation between the Egyptian and the U.S. governments to protect Egyptian cultural properties and to curb trafficking in antiquities as well as restoring smuggled artifacts.

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