January 31 this year The Russian Center for Science and Culture in Ethiopia took part in the International Festival "Culture and Art for Peace and Friendship of Peoples" under the patronage of the government of Addis Ababa.
The grand opening took place at the Ethiopian National Exhibition Center, where a number of dignitaries attended, including Assistant of the Minister of Culture and Tourism Dr. Elfinesh Haile, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture, Art and Tourism of the Addis Ababa City Administration S. Sibhat, Executive Director of the largest tourist agencies of the country “Tourism Ethiopia” S. Girma, who in their speeches wished the Festival success and noted the importance of such actions, contributing to the strengthening of Ethiopia's international relations.
The RCSC at its booth presented a photo exposition of Russian architectural monuments recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage and a specially prepared brochure with information on tourism in Russia. The informational stand of the center aroused great interest among the honored guests of the Festival and the local community.
The opening of the Festival was widely covered by local media; its work will last until February 2.