Baltimore, MD and Alexandria, Egypt. Sister Cities.


By on January 17, 2014

The Baltimore-Luxor sister city relationship began in 1978, with an official agreement signed in 1982.  In 1995, Baltimore also paired with Alexandria, Egypt. There has been an ebb and flow to the committee’s activities over the years. Many of the early projects are described in the various reports you will find on this page.


BLASCC Leadership

Mohamed Elmenshawy 1982-1994

Abdelwahab Elabd 1995-2001

Raof Boulis 2001-2003

Abdelwahab Elabd 2004-2008

Amy Riolo 2009-2012

Howard Koontz 2013-2016

Tharwat Abouraya 2016 –


History 1984 – 2015



2011 Egypt Fest

2011 Regine Schulz Farewell

2010 In Memoriam Marilyn Miller

2010 Gala

2010 Egyptian Corner Contest Winners’ Trip to Egypt

2010 Luxor/Aswan Selected for Sister Cities Projects

2008 Egypt Trip

2007 Family Picnic

2007 25th Anniversary Celebration

2005 Egypt Trip

2004 Baltimore Delegation Visits Egypt

Egyptian Interns in the U.S.

2009 Daniel Muchai

2009 Yasmine Ehab

2009 Ahmed Fares

2007 Amal Saad


Professional Study Visits to the U.S.

2009 Study Visit Report by Iman Khairy & Ossama Mahmoud, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

2008 Study Visit Report by Lamia Abdel Fattah and Manal Amin, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

2008 Study Visit Report by Mona Helmy, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt

2007 Study Visit Report by Amina Hegazy and Rania Hosny, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt