Nigeria and Egypt To Sign MOU on Arts and Crafts Development

Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on strategies to improve their Arts and Crafts sector, Nigeria and the Republic of Egypt have agreed to enhance their bilateral collaboration.

When the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Mr. Segun Runsewe, received a delegation from the Republic of Egypt led by His Excellency, Ambassador Ihab Ahmed at his office, this was one of the conclusions taken.

Mr. Runsewe is working hard to transform Nigeria’s rich and diverse cultural heritage into a viable economy, according to the Ambassador, who has been following the activities of the director general who has positively projected the image of Nigeria at home and abroad in the Culture and Tourism space.

According to the Envoy, both nations have a lot of similarities in terms of arts and culture, and the Republic of Egypt is looking into methods to work closely with Nigeria through the NCAC to build a platform to promote both countries’ rich cultural history.

He went on to say that the Egyptian embassy was working on an action plan that would allow Mr Runsewe and his management team to visit Egypt to view the vast prospects in the arts and culture sector, culminating in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the sector’s development.

The chairman of the Egyptian delegation requested NCAC’s support in creating a window where Egyptian arts and crafts products can be displayed in Nigeria, since preparations to collaborate in this area have moved to an advanced degree.

The Ambassador then promised that his Embassy would be fully represented at this year’s International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo, which will take place in August.

Mr. Runsewe, the Director General of NCAC, thanked the delegation for their visit in his speech.

Runsewe, who is also the President of the World Crafts Council’s African Region, emphasized the need of Nigeria and Egypt working together to maximize their tourism potential.

During his visit to Egypt’s historic capital, he unveiled his plans to establish the NIGERIA-EGYPT FRIENDSHIP CLUB in order to stimulate growth and strengthen diplomatic connections between the two countries.

Expo for International Arts and Crafts (INAC).

Runsewe took advantage of the opportunity to invite the Ambassador to the annual Pre-INAC dinner for the diplomatic community, which will take place in May this year, and to express his willingness to provide a Worldclass Media platform during the 2022 International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo, where all participating countries will have an equal opportunity to showcase, network, and market their rich cultural strengths to the rest of the world.

Between the Director General and the Egyptian delegation, cultural souvenirs were exchanged.

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