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Thursday, 15 December 2016

A letter from one of Egypt’s best friends

Egypt has few better friends than Hannah Burns, the former global head of PR at Lehman turned New York-based advisor to major Egyptian corporations and non-profits. Her latest piece for US Congressional staple The Hill sees Burns take off her advisory hat and let loose her inner tourist, leaving the precincts of Cairo for the first time in ten or so business trips. Economic challenges and Sunday’s terror attack notwithstanding: “What I came to realize this past week is that Egypt’s culture withstands and transcends disruptions whether driven by politics, economics, hatred or envy. The burst of contemporary talent that spans textiles, glass, jewelry, fashion, ceramics and pottery, home design, accessories and all forms of craftsmanship that I saw this trip is clear evidence. The energy is infectious. More so is the warmth of the Egyptians.” Read Hannah’s piece in full here.

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