Dubai: The UAE announced it will allocate Dhs 8 million to develop Egypt’s date palm industry.

The UAE ambasassador to Egypt, Juma’a Mubarak Al Junaibi, who also serves as the Permanent Representative at the Arab League, says that the 3rd Egyptian Date Palm Festival, will be held in Siwa, Marsa Matrouh Governorate, from 8th to 10th November.

The festival will come under the patronage of Abdul Fattah Al Sissi, President of Egypt, and the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, after the success of the first and second festival.

The Egyptian Date Palm Festival has strengthened the ties of co-operation between the UAE and Egypt and provided an example of their strong and exceptional bilateral relations, whose foundations were established by the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and were continued by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince