Efforts of Egyptian Embassy in Sarajevo for promoting the bilateral cultural cooperation
June 29, 2009….
Religious Chants troupe of the Egyptian Opera House presented a distinguished show on June 20th, 2009 in Sarajevo's Zetra Olympic Complex. The ceremony held under the auspices of the Bosnian "al Kaouthar", attended by several important persons whom the embassy was keen to invite, such as Rector of the University of Sarajevo, Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Sarajevo, and Ambassadors of Egypt, Norway, and Saudi Arabia, as well as members of the embassy, Egyptian and Arab communities, and public persons.
The embassy succeeded in organizing another show for the Egyptian Religious Chants in the evening of June 21st, 2009 in Travnik (the historic capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina) upon the request of the Mufti Travnik. The show was presented in the old Ibrahim Pasha's School which recently celebrated 300 anniversaries.
Within the framework of the embassy's cultural activity and the mission's initiatives to promote the cultural and university communication between Egypt and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Professor Muhammed Dzelind, Director of Islamic Studies department at the Faculty of Dar al-Uloom, Cairo University, visited Bosnia & Herzegovina from June 22 to 26, 2009. He delivered a lecture on June 24th, at the faculty of Islamic Studies entitled "Islamic civilization between retardation and renaissance factors".
Egyptian Ambassador delivered a speech at the lecture opening, in which he referred to the embassy's interest in exchanging professors and lecturers between Egypt and Bosnia & Herzegovina, as well as activating agreements of university cooperation between both countries. The last two years have witnessed holding five protocols of academic cooperation between both countries' universities.
The lecture was attended by Sarajevo's Dean of the Islamic Studies Faculty, Professors, and members of the Embassy, officials of the head of Ulema office and Islamic Sheikdom, as well as several scholars and those interested in Islamic studies.