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2nd edition of “Nostos The return” initiative to kick off tomorrow

Monday 18/February/2019 - 01:27 PM
Immigration Minister:
Immigration Minister: Nabila Makram
Edited By: Nada Moustafa
In the framework of Egypt's keenness to enhance ties with Cyprus and Greece, Immigration and Expatriates’ Affairs Ministry will organize tomorrow، Tuesday the 2nd edition of “Nostos The return” initiative، with the participation of Armenian، Cypriot، and Greek communities، under the auspices of Egypt’s President، Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi. 

Immigration minister، Nabila Makram and a number of senior officials، and media professionals will take part in the ceremony. 

The first edition of ‘Nostos -The Return’ was held in Egypt in April under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah EL Sisi and his Greek and Cypriot counterparts.

Makram expressed happiness over organizing the second edition، saying it will help enhance friendly ties between the peoples of Egypt، Greece and Cyprus.

Nostos – the Return is an initiative launched by Makram in October upon directives from President Sisi. The initiative targets second and third generation Greeks and Cypriots who once lived in Egypt.

The first edition included visits to the places in which their families used to live، such as Zizinia and El Raml neighborhoods in the Mediterranean seaport city of Alexandria، followed by a visit to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa، a tour of Giza Pyramids، and finally a visit to Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sharm El Sheikh.

The initiative also aims at promoting Egyptian tourism through the launch of these events.

“Nostos” is a Greek word that translates as “return to the roots”

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