Cooperation between Ukraine and Egypt in cultural, humanitarian and educational spheres is of special importance. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians travel to Egyptian Red Sea resorts annually for recreation and cultural and historical tourism, demonstrating their unfeigned interest towards the rich and unique history, culture and traditions of Egyptians.
In 2019, Egypt hosted 1.5 million tourists from Ukraine. In July 2020, Ukraine became the first foreign country to resume tourist trips to Egypt.
The 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Egypt witnessed some outstanding cultural events. In September 2017, Cairo and Sharm el-Sheikh enjoyed performances of chamber symphony orchestra “Kyiv-Classic” conducted by Maestro Herman Makarenko, People’s artist of Ukraine, Ambassador of Ukrainian culture, conductor of the National opera of Ukraine, UNESCO Artist for Peace.
In November 2017, the Embassy presented the first Arabic collection of poems of one of Ukraine’s most prominent authors Lesya Ukrainka (1871-1913), translated by Olena Khomitska and Dr. Samir Mundy.
In November 2018, the Embassy organized a documentary and art exhibition “Holodomor”. Ukrainian diplomats outlined the historical, legal and humanitarian aspects of this tragedy of Ukrainian people and presented an Arabic brochure “Holodomor 1932-1933” compiled by Egyptian critic and literary historian Dr. Samir Mundi.
International congress of human rights and liberties “Shield” and tourist company “Join Up” in November and December 2018 arranged recreation in Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada for two groups of Ukrainian children whose families had been relocated from Donbas area or whose parents perished while defending territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
During the 40th Cairo International Film Festival, which took place from 20 to 29 November 2018, the film "Donbass" by Sergei Loznitsa was awarded the Silver Pyramid - a special award for best director.
On April 13, 2019, with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism of Egypt, Cairo hosted the 5th International Cuisine Festival "Cuisine", which was attended for the first time by award-winning chef Yuri Kovryzhenko, Ambassador of Ukrainian cuisine.
On October 26 and 28, 2019, Luxor hosted an international production of Verdi's opera Aida, conducted by Oksana Liniv, with the participation of 150 musicians from the INSO-Lviv Academic Symphony Orchestra and the Dumka National Academic Chapel of Ukraine.
From January 22 to February 4, 2020, Ukraine officially presented its National Stand at the Cairo International Book Fair, attended by 3,800,000 visitors, among whom were Prime Minister of Egypt, Ministers, diplomats, publishers, writers, translators and guests from more than 60 countries.
On August 28, 2020, a memorial cross and plaque were installed at the cemetery of St. George's Monastery in Cairo in honor of Admiral Andriy Pokrovskyi (1862-1944) - Minister of Maritime Affairs of the Skoropadsky Ukrainian Government in 1917-1918, Commander-in-Chief of the Black and Azov Sea, founder of the Ukrainian Fleet. In 1938 A. Pokrovskyi moved to Cairo, where he died in 1944. The ceremony was attended by His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II, who celebrated a solemn liturgy, attended by representatives of the Ukrainian and Greek communities of Egypt as well as invited Egyptian citizens.
Ukrainian-Egyptian cooperation in education and science is an important component of mutually beneficial relations. More than 3,000 Egyptian students study in Ukraine.
Hundreds of school graduates from Egypt every year go to Ukraine to obtain high-education diplomas in medicine, dentistry, engineering, agricultural sciences, which are of great importance for Egyptian economy and society.
Annually, groups of Ukrainian Arabic language students and professors from Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University and Kyiv National Linguistic University improve their knowledge and skills at Cairo University.
In October 2020, Egyptian researcher Ghada Khalil presented her doctoral thesis "Encouraging incoming tourism from the Ukrainian market" at the University of Helwan.