Catherine ASHTON, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC unveiling of the tomb of Tut-Ankh Amon and meeting with Nabil ELARABY, Secretary General of the League of Arab States
Première transmission: 13/11/2012
Fin de production: 13/11/2012
HRVP Ashton unveiling a replica of the tomb of Tut-Ankh Amon
This replica is a gift from the Factum Foundation and the Society of Friends of the Royal Tombs to the Egyptian Task Force to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb. HRVP Ashton is hosted by M.Mohamed Hisham Zaazou, Minister of Tourism and Adam Lowe, Manager of Factum Foundation.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in English): “ I am excited to be here. I have woke up at 3 o’ clock in the morning to come and have the opportunity to see this. It is for those of us who have the privilege of visiting this country a wonderful symbol of its richness, of the culture and the heritage that exists here. It is also for me a wonderful expression of what we are trying to do here in Egypt over the next couple of days, which is to do two things: One, bring Europe and Egypt closer together, and the workmanship and the genius to have been able to produce this has some European input to that in the shape of M.Lowe. But it is done with of course every aspect linking to the cultural History of this country. Secondly, it is about promoting this country, this rich great country of the future to show that it is a place to invest, a place to visit, a place to feel welcome and comfortable, and a place that we want to see succeed in the future as it succeeded in the past. So, for me, as I began, it is an enormous privilege to be here and I am so grateful Minister that you and I able to do this and I can’t wait to see it.”
||Tomb (3 shots)
||HRVP Ashton watching tomb (3 shots)
||Catherine Ashton arriving at Arab League for her meeting with Nabil Al Araby, Secretary of Arab League (Outside view)
||Meeting room (4 shots)