CAIRO: Luxor will host Thursday the 2016 Sino-Egyptian Culture Year, which marks the 60th anniversary of joint diplomatic relations between Egypt and China, Youm7 reported.
The celebration will be held at the 3,500 year-old Luxor Temple in presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, representatives from both governments, Chinese students in Egypt and media figures.
The initiative to hold the event was proposed by Sisi during his visit to China in Dec. 2014.
The activities of the event will include exhibitions, acrobatics, and an opera performance by China’s Hebei Opera House.
“The Chinese-Egyptian cultural year is a mean to intensify the already strong cultural ties between the two countries,” Culture Minister Helmy al Namnam was quoted by Youm7.