The second wedding of businessman Basil Samakia, on Zeina al-Mashout, which took place yesterday, caused mixed reactions, especially among social media and news sites, for more than one reason, such as the cost of the ceremony, which, in some estimates, reached 3 million pounds.The Syrian businessman Basil Samakia organized his wedding in the Katameya Heights area, in the presence of a large number of art stars, led by Ragheb Alama, Amr Diab and Muhammad Ramadan, and after “Al-Watan” learned that Basil paid nearly 3 million pounds as the cost of the wedding, from Including one and a half million pounds for the wages of singers, the following report reviews information about the “groom”, whose sources said that he is optimistic about the wedding in the presence of Amr Diab and Ragheb Alama.
Basil Sammakia, a Syrian of birth, moved with his family to Egypt in the eighties of the last century, and became the owner and chairman of the Cottonil Group of Companies that entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the year 2018, due to the manufacture of the largest shirt and underwear shorts in the world.
At present, Samakia is a founding partner and member of the founding board of directors in the Syrian Investors Association in Egypt, from 2016, and he is the president of the Association of Syrian Arab Expatriates in Egypt, and he has been working in the field of spinning and weaving for 30 years.
A number of businessmen participated in the wedding, including Radwan Samakia, Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Kamel Abu Ali, Jamal Al Garhi, Ashraf Shiha, Ahmed Al Bustani, Dr. Muhammad Al Sharif, Chairman of the Exhibitions Committee of the Arab Federation for International Exhibitions and Conferences, and Dr. Muhammad Abdul Salam, Chairman of the Chamber of Readymade Garments Industry. Khaled Abu Al-Makarem, Chairman of the Chemical Industries Council, Muhammad Wagdy Karar, owner of Maxim Holding companies, businessman Samir Aref and Walid Khattab.
A number of leaders of the banking system and banks also participated in the ceremony, including Mohamed El-Atribi, President of the Federation of Egyptian Banks and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Misr, and Amr El-Ganaini, member of the Board of Directors of the Commercial International Bank and Chairman of the Five-Year Committee of the Football Association.