Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Chairman of the Coordination Office of U.A.E. Funded Development Projects in Egypt, has announced that a renowned Emirati personality who plays greater role in supporting culture, education and preservation of heritage, incurred the expenses of face-lifting the Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo.
Dr. Sultan made the remarks here yesterday, while attending the launch of project to renovate the museum, deemed the biggest Islamic museum in the world. It includes 1,000 antique pieces. The event was attended by Egyptian Minister of Archaeology, Dr. Mamdouh el-Damati and Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Najla Al Ahwani.
The renovation project, which aims to conserve the Islamic heritage, comes in line with a string of the U.A.E. funded development projects in Egypt.
Dr. Sultan said the U.A.E. leadership issued the directives to provide all forms of support to Egypt, including preservation of the unique heritage enjoyed by Egypt.
El-Damati hailed the U.A.E. the material, technical and art support to Egypt, citing that the U.A.E. has extended its hands to renovate and restore the museum.