HE Mohamed Abulkheir Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt shared some insights in his welcome address on how strongly the people of Egypt have held on to their cultural identity throughout history, through turbulent times, political and economic upheavals and paid tribute to Singapore’s own unique identity made up of diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. He said, “Egyptians and Singaporeans face the common challenge of preserving their identity, at a time of the rising challenge of countering religious extremism and terrorism, which aims at imposing its radical ideology on our countries. These common challenges further bring Egypt and Singapore closer together.” Guest of Honour at the reception which was held at the Hyatt Hotel was Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law. Members of Parliament, .Mr Lim Biow Chuan, Mr Christopher De Souza also attended the celebration of 65th anniversary of the 1952 Revolution.

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