Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett presenting a welcome gift to new Egyptian Ambassador to Barbados, Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed Elahl (C.Pitt/BGIS)
An Ambassador to Barbados from Egypt has been appointed for the first time since the two countries established diplomatic relations on November 3, 2006.
Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed Elahl met with acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, recently at the Ministry’s Culloden Road headquarters.
The two officials discussed a number of areas for further cooperation, including the conservation and preservation of cultural properties in Barbados.
They also discussed the development of the cultural industry in Barbados as it related to the cinema, mass media and television. Mr. Blackett also expressed condolences to the Ambassador on the recent Egypt Air tragedy.