EU and Egypt continue to foster sustainable economic development in the country

January 18, 2018
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The European Union (EU) and Egypt announced the signature of two Financing Agreements that will foster inclusiveness and sustainable social and economic development in Egypt.

The signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Michael Köhler, Director for Neighbourhood South at the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission, Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, and Ambassador Ivan Surkoš, Head of EU Delegation to Egypt.

Through today’s signature ceremony, the EU underlines its commitment to develop strategic cooperation programmes in Egypt which will have direct benefits for its citizens,” said Dr. Michael Köhler.

The joint programme entitled “EU Support to Egypt’s National Population Strategy” worth €27 million in grants will assist Egypt in its efforts to tackle challenges of population growth in order to foster the country’s sustainable development. It is expected to provide substantial technical and financial support to scale-up family planning services and contraceptive commodities available in Egypt and to make them more accessible. Moreover, the programme will support efforts to raise the public awareness on family planning, especially among Egypt’s youth and the population in reproductive age.

Egypt’s National Population Strategy provides a comprehensive framework for managing demographic growth in a way that contributes to the sustainable development and prosperity of all Egyptians. The EU will provide EUR 27 million in grants to support the Government of Egypt in this important endeavour,” Dr. Köhler stated.


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The European Union Delegation to Egypt

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