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Fake News Alert? Ministry of Tourism Denies Allegations of Rejecting Coldplay's Egypt Concert

The Ministry of Tourism's spokesperson asserted that an offer to organise a Coldplay concert at the Giza pyramids was never made by the band.

News of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism's rejection of an offer by Coldplay to throw a NYE concert at the Pyramids of Giza went viral last night. In a swift response to the news, the Ministry's spokesperson, Oumayma El Hussieny, affirmatively denied the "baseless" accusation, confirming that the ministry hasn't at any point received such an offer, VetoGate reports.

"To start with, the Ministry of Tourism hasn't received any offers from JWT to throw a Coldplay concert by the Pyramids," El Hussieny confirmed. "The ministry's officials were seeking to organise a global event by the Pyramids on NYE, in order to fulfil Egypt's desperate need to attract tourists and revive its image. Hence, there's no way officials would have rejected such an offer had they received it."

Further denying the allegations, Hisham El Demeiry, head of the Egyptian Tourism Authority, said: "The organisation hasn't received any offers of that sort since I became its head in September 2016."

It's still unclear how the news surfaced, but will update the story given further developments.


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