President of Ain Shams University and the Portuguese Ambassador witness the opening of the Department of Portuguese Language at Faculty of Al-Alsun
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of Ain Shams University, asserted that the Faculty of Al-Alsun is one of the historical monuments of Egypt. It was inaugurated by the great scientist Rafaa Al-Tahtawi in 1853. This came during the opening speech of the opening ceremony of the Portuguese Department at the Faculty of Al-Alsun, in the presence of Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Saud Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Saleh Hashem, former President of the University and President of the Union of Arab Universities, Prof. Dr. Salwa Rashad Dean, Madeleina Fischer Portuguese Ambassador to Cairo, Joanna B. Nettle Cultural Advisor to the Embassy of Portugal.
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini pointed out that the Faculty of Al-Alsun today is a huge educational institution comprising fifteen languages in addition to three languages taught as a second subject. Languages of the world and use them in all walks of life.
He addressed the students, stressing that the mere study at the Faculty of Al-Alsun opens the doors of the labor market for them, praising the great efforts made by Prof. Dr. Abdul Wahab Ezzat, former University President and Prof. Dr. Mona Fouad, Dean of the former college in the completion of the activation of the establishment of the Department of Portuguese.
Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Saud, Vice President for Education and Students Affairs, addressed the role of the Faculty of Al-Alsun in embracing various civilizations within its walls,
He stressed that the activation of the Department of Portuguese Language came under the directives of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic to extend bridges of cooperation with the State of Portugal and a large number of Latin American countries of Portuguese speakers other than five African countries speak Portuguese as a first language.
Prof. Dr. Salwa Rashad, Dean of the Faculty confirmed that the interest in the opening of the Portuguese language department is at the center of the attention of the faculty administration in accordance with the cooperation protocol between Ain Shams University represented by the Faculty of Al-Alsun and the University of Porto and the Camuish Institute for Cooperation and Languages in Portugal, due to the importance of language due to the importance of the Portuguese language and the distinguished political and economic relations between Egypt and Portugal and Portuguese speaking countries, the graduates of this section are expected to meet the urgent need of the labor market in Egypt, especially in the field of translation, tourism and investment companies related to this specialization.
Portuguese Ambassador Madeleina Fischer pointed out that teaching languages is the key to learning about civilizations through the knowledge of literature, history and music. She promised the students of the department that they will find areas and capacity to work once they graduate.
In conclusion, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini presented the University Shield to the Portuguese Ambassador.
The events witnessed a number of theatrical performances and various performances besides the department heads meeting new students and introducing them to their departments.