Arts & Culture

Egypt Celebrates UNSC Candidacy With Gala Dinner in New York

Egypt Celebrates UNSC Candidacy With Gala Dinner in New York

Photo: Inigo Lambertini, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations.
Photo: Inigo Lambertini, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations hosted a gala in honor of Egypt’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the 2016-2017 United Nations Security Council.

The gala, which took place last night at the Metropolitan Museum’s Temple of Dendur, included performances by stars from the musical Akhenaten, directed by Egyptian native Hisham Abdel Khalek.

Akhenaten is a musical set in Ancient Egypt that revolves around the pharaoh Akhenaten, his wife Nefertiti and their son King Tut.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attended the gala alongside members of other UN delegations.

Shoukry traveled to New York City on Monday to promote Egypt’s candidacy for the Africa Group seat in the Council, which Senegal is also vying for.

The vote is due to take place on Thursday.

'Homeland is Racist': Graffiti Artists 'Bomb' Award-Winning TV Show
98 Valuable Islamic Lamps Looted From Historic Mosque in Cairo

Subscribe to our newsletter


Arts & Culture

More in Arts & Culture

Egyptian Icon Oum Kulthum Featured in New Film Screened at Venice Film Festival

Samir ShalabiSeptember 24, 2017

Forest Whitaker to Receive Career Achievement Award at El Gouna Film Festival

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

This Egyptian Artist is Changing How the World Views Arabs

Toqa EzzidinSeptember 15, 2017

Award-Winning Egypt Sexual Harassment Documentary Now Available Online

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 11, 2017

Koshari: How to Make Egypt’s National Dish

Egyptian StreetsAugust 27, 2017

‘Alwanat Al Minia’ to Hold the First Ballet Performance in Upper Egypt

Engy AdhamAugust 14, 2017

The Revival of Egyptian Cinema: An Exclusive Interview with Ahmed Malek

Egyptian StreetsAugust 5, 2017

You Cannot Blame a Cartoon Character for Speaking Up

Engy AdhamAugust 2, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.