Kazakhstan and Egypt agreed to collaborate on the establishment of a mutual 14-day visa-free regime, QazMonitor reports.
Askhat Oralov, the minister of culture and sport, said in an Instagram post that he discussed with Manal Elsayed Yehia el-Shinnawi, the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Egypt to Kazakhstan, various matters related to organizing cultural and tourism events in the upcoming year.
This year, both countries will be hosting events to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Sultan Beybarys, a Kipchak man from Central Asia who rose to be a prominent figure in the history of Mamluk Egypt. As part of these commemorative events, the Kazakh delegation will attend the opening of the al-Zahir Baybars mosque and participate in a scholarly conference dedicated to this historical figure.
In addition, Cairo will host a gala concert featuring Kazakh artists and an exhibition showcasing applied arts as part of the Days of the Kazakh Culture in Egypt. Moreover, ambassador el-Shinnawi expressed her country’s intention to organize an exhibition highlighting the Egyptian culture of the Mamluk period at the National Museum in Astana this year.
The parties also discussed the 6th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission, scheduled for November this year, and emphasized the importance of facilitating a mutual visa-free regime. Ambassador el-Shinnawi noted that Egypt is the third most popular destination for Kazakh tourists.