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Egypt invites Elon Musk to visit after tweet
15 January 2023

Egypt will send an official invitation to business tycoon Elon Musk to visit Egypt following his Tweet in which he expressed admiration for the Ancient Egyptian civilization, an Egyptian tourism official announced on Saturday.

Speaking before the Tourism committee at the Egyptian House of Representatives, Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board (ETPB) chairman Amr El-Qady said that an official invitation will be extended to Musk on Sunday to visit Egypt and its landmarks at the time of his choice.


The head of the Tourism Committee at the Parliament stated that she was following up on the matter with El-Qady as she considers the invitation to Musk to be an important opportunity to promote Egyptian tourism.


On 12 January, the former richest man in the world expressed his admiration for the Ancient Egyptian civilization in a reply to a tweet by the “@weird terrifying” Twitter account featuring a video showing a staircase inside the 2500 years-old ancient Egyptian Dendra temple in Upper Egypt. The tweet already went viral, generating 16.7 million views and over 100 thousand likes.


Musk, who currently owns Twitter social media network, replied by saying that Ancient Egypt was “on fire” using emojis to express his admiration. Musk’s reply tweet went viral in Egypt, grabbing the attention of officials, celebs and citizens who mostly responded by calling on him to visit the country.


Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat was the first official to comment on his tweet quoting him and telling him to come and visit Egypt, especially the New Grand Egyptian Museum.


Source: Ahram Online