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The Walt Disney eyeing a Middle East park ; the Company is in talks about building a theme park in Egypt, its first venture in the Middle East, according to reports in the country.

The state-run news agency MENA has reported that a member of Egyptian government said the park would be similar to that of Paris.

“There are discussions going on between Disney International to build in Egypt its first Disney Park in the Middle East, similar to Disney France,” said Ashraf Salman, Egypt’s Investment Minister, who was speaking while attending a live Disney show at the Cairo International Convention Centre.

“Having a Disney show in Egypt at the moment sends a message to the world and to foreign investors that Egypt is safe and stable,” he added.

Tourism in the country plummeted following the unrest in the country after the downfall of former president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.

Walt Disney has been previously linked to the Dubai Land development for its first theme park in the Middle East, but this did not materialise.

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ahramonline Disney in talks to build theme park in Egypt: Minister

Disney is considering building a theme park in Egypt, its first in the Middle East, state-run news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.

“There are discussions going on between Disney International to build in Egypt its first Disney Park in the Middle East, similar to Disney France,” Ashraf Salman, Egypt’s investment minister, said on Tuesday.

Salman’s declarations were made during the launching of a live Disney show on Tuesday, which features a cast of Disney characters in a magic-themed performance at Cairo International Convention Centre until 22 November.

“Having a Disney show in Egypt at the moment sends a message to the world and to foreign investors that Egypt is safe and stable,” Salman said.

The Walt Disney Company was not available to confirm the news of the theme park in Egypt

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