This came as part of the State's keenness on preserving intangible heritage and registering it on the UNESCO's lists.

In exclusive statements to MENA, Emam said that the file was presented to the UNESCO in March 2023, adding that the intergovernmental committee will meet in Paraguay next December to approve the file.

She further said that Egypt’s items registered on the UNESCO lists of intangible heritage include: Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epic, Tahteeb stick game, traditional hand puppetry, handmade weaving in Upper Egypt, Arabic calligraphy, date palm knowledge, skills, traditions and practices, festivals related to the journey of the Holy Family in Egypt and arts skills and practices associated with engraving on metals (gold, silver and copper).