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Egypt marks National Day at Embassy

Ambassador Mohamed Elzorkany of Egypt hosted a luncheon reception at the Embassy of Egypt in Hannam-dong, Seoul on Aug. 14, 2013 to celebrate the National Day of Egypt.

Ambassador Mohamed Elzorkany of Egypt in black suits with deep blue tie poses with lady guests.

As if to remind the guests of the brilliant culture and history of ancient Egypt, including the famous Pyramids and Sphinx, there were many exhibits in the reception room. Attracting the attention of the guests from among them was an almost wall-to-wall size photo work showing the Pyramids and Sphinx and a number of sculptures in its front, which included gilded sculpture of a beautiful Egyptian woman resembling ancient Egyptian Queen Cleopatra (69-30 BC), who was flanked by the National Flag of Egypt on both sides.

Photo shows Ambassador William Paterson of Australia (right) with Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post.

There was a beautiful spread of Egyptian food and delicacies on the tables and standing out among them was a large water melon with a carved flower of red, light green and melon-green on one side and the top of the melon adorned with smaller flowers and pineapple leaves.
Behind the food tables were more pictures showing the beautiful beach-side deluxe hotels and resorts.

From left: Ambassadors Gustavo Adolfo Lopez Calderon of Guatemala, Khalil Ismai Abdul Sahib Al-Mosawi of Iraq, Ahmad Y. Al-Barrak of Saudi Arabia and Abdulla Khalfan Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates.

There were many Korean and international guests who included Ambassadors Mohammad Yunos Farman of Afghanistan, William Paterson PSM of Australia, Natallia Zhylevich of Belarus, Dato Haji Harun Ismail of Brunei Darussalam (concurrently dean of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps), Sylvestre Kouassi Bile of Cote d'Ivoire, Grecia Fiodalicia Pichardo of Dominican Republic, Nikoloz Apkhazava of Georgia, Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla of Holy See, Sergio Mercuri of Italy, Ngovi Kitau of Kenya, Dato Ramlan bin Ibrahim of Malaysia, Kaman Singh Lama of Nepal, Shaukat Ali Mukadam of Pakistan, Dusan Bella of Slovak Republic, Mohamed Ali Nafti of Tunisia and Mustafa Naci Saribas of Turkey.

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