The Egyptian National Antiquities Repatriation Committee (NCAR) said Tuesday in this capital that it will ask the government of Great Britain for more cooperation to prevent the export of Egyptian archaeological pieces from London.
This was reported by the NCAR in an urgent meeting to discuss measures to be taken after the sale of Egyptian artifacts last week at the British auction house Christie's, against Egypt's request to stop the sale.
The repatriation committee expresses its deep outrage at the unprofessional manner in which the Egyptian pieces were sold without the disposition of property documents, proof that those items left Egypt illegitimately, the entity said in a statement.
NCAR also expressed great embarrassment that the UK authorities did not provide the support expected of them in this regard.
The committee, headed by Antiquities holder Khaled El-Enany, is composed of senior officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Home Affairs; in addition to the Attorney General's Office, the State Complaints Authority, former Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass and representatives of the relevant security and supervisory authorities.