Egypt’s social digest June 28: Cairo seeks to increase Belgian aid to restore Baron Empain Palace; Egypt offers discounts of 50%, 25% on sound and light shows
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Egypt offers discounts of 50%, 25% on sound and light shows

Egypt’s Sound and Light and Cinema Company has offered a discount of 50% on the sound and light show in Arabic, and 25% discount on the show in English Thursday, on the occasion of celebration of the third anniversary of  June 30 incidents, and in light of encouraging the tourism, Youm7 reported the company’s statement Monday.

On June 30, 2013, millions of Egyptians have taken to the street, protesting against the former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and calling for the end of his regime; three days later, Morsi was ousted by the military.


Egypt seeks to increase Belgian aid to restore Baron Empain Palace

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has asked the Ministry of Antiquities to re-negotiate with the Belgium ambassador to Cairo on restoring Egypt’s Baron Empain Palace, Youm7 reported head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Amin Monday.

In 2009, Egypt and Belgium have reached an agreement, per which Brussels gives Cairo 35 million EGP in aid to restore the archeological palace. The new negotiations will tackle ways to increase the grant to cope with the increasing prices.


Japanese ambassador to Cairo holds Iftar banquet  

Japanese ambassador to Cairo Takehiro KAGAWA has organized an Iftar banquet for Egyptian public figures and the Japanese mission of diplomats in his Cairo-based house; the iftar came in light on enhancing the relations between both countries Youm7 reported.


Coptic Church in Minya holds Islamic and Christian recitations at Iftar celebration

Catholic Coptic Church of Mar Gergis in Mnyia will hold celebration of Iftar for Muslims Wednesday; the celebration will includes shows of Islamic and Christian recitations, Youm7 reported Tuesday.


Egyptian Jazz drummer Yehya Khalil performs at Cairo Opera House

Today, Egypt’s Jazz drummer Yehya Khalil will perform at El Borg Gezira of the Cairo Opera House, at 9:30 p.m. the ticket is sold for 50 EGP.

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