President Andrzej Duda decorates the director of PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo

During an official visit to Egypt, the Polish Presidential Couple met with the Polish community in Cairo and with archaeologists from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (PCMA UW). President Andrzej Duda thanked them for their commitment to representing Polish science abroad.

During the ceremony, representatives of the Polish community living in Egypt were awarded by the President with state decorations. Also the director of the PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo, Assist. Prof. Anna Wodzińska, received a decoration: she was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit.

In his speech, President Duda stressed his appreciation for the contribution of Polish archaeologists to the study of Egypt’s historical legacy. He also noted that the monuments studied and reconstructed by Polish researchers, such as the Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari, are important historical tourist attractions allowing Polish visitors to appreciate the unique heritage of Egypt.