During an official meeting with the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled El Anany, held on November the 6th, 2017, the Ambassador of Italy Giampaolo Cantini and the Director of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Cairo Felice Longobardi emphasized the longstanding collaboration existing between Italy and Egypt in the field of archaeology and cultural heritage thanks to the implementation of different initiatives funded by the Italian Cooperation. All parties have also stressed on the fruitful work of the numerous Italian archaeological missions active in the country and their key role in enhancing and protecting the rich cultural heritag e of Egypt.