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.
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.
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
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.
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.