CAIRO – 23 January 2019: Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani convened with the director of the Aga Khan Cultural Services Foundation in the Ministry of Antiquities’ headquarters on Jan. 22 to discuss means of cooperation in the development of Cairo’s historical districts.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Minister of Antiquities for Technical Affairs Mustafa Amin, and Sherif Arian, CEO of Aga Khan Cultural Services Company – Egypt.
Amin commented that the meeting focused on the latest works of the Aga Khan Foundation regarding the Egyptian antiquities and monuments, and on the restoration works of Altinbugha al-Mirdani Mosque in Al-Darb al-Ahmar, pointing out that the coming period will witness more projects and support from the foundation for the development and restoration of historical Cairo.
Anani welcomed the initiative because of its importance to the Islamic monuments in Egypt.
It is worth mentioning that the renovation project of Altinbugha al-Mirdani Mosque comes within the framework of the Ministry of Antiquities and the Aga Khan Foundation’s efforts to develop the monuments of Al-Darb al-Ahmar and Bab El-Wazir areas and restore a group of archaeological buildings in the region.