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German Ambassador to Cairo: The German School for Nuns has become firmly established in the Egyptian education system

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The German School of the Sisters of Saint Charles Borome of Alexandria (DSB-A) celebrated the 140th anniversary of its founding in the presence of the Minister of Education, Dr. Reda Hegazy, the Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, Isaac Ibrahim, the Apostolic Nuncio, Bishop Nikola Thevenen, and the German Ambassador to Cairo, Frank Hartmann.

The German school said, “The list of graduates of the German School of the Sisters of Saint Charles Borome of Alexandria appears to be a comprehensive summary of German-Egyptian relations in various fields, including the fields of medicine, law, trade, industry, art, music, academia, and politics. Many of them are professionally active on both sides of the Mediterranean, and they are true bridge builders.” In our relations, they remain loyal to the school and to the close ties with Germany.

The school’s founding anniversary ceremony at the Alexandria Library on Thursday was performed by one of the school’s famous graduates, in particular, opera singer Farah Al-Debani.

She added: Cultural, educational and scientific cooperation forms the basis of close relations between Germany and Egypt, and in no other area of ​​bilateral relations do there exist such long-term and close personal contacts, and schools here play a distinctive role, in addition to the seven German schools in Egypt – and this exceeds, for example, Number of German schools in China or the USA – there are also 29 other partner schools.

She stressed that more than 4,500 students, both male and female, study in German schools today, most of whom are Egyptians, as they grew up and have ties to our country, and thus they become important bridge builders who contribute to understanding and exchange between Germany and Egypt.

For his part, Ambassador Hartmann said: “The German School of the Sisters of Saint Charles Borome of Alexandria is now firmly established in the Egyptian education system and is a recognized part of Egyptian society. The school consistently enjoys the highest levels of esteem and attention. I wish the school and the German-Egyptian friendship every success for the next 140 years!”

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