Egypt and the United States signed $143 million in bilateral amendments this week that are aligned with the Government of Egypt’s Sustainable Development 2030 strategy. These amendments signify continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in economic growth, agriculture, tourism, governance, water and waste water management, and education.
During a visit to the Sphinx and the Pyramids today, U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft affirmed U.S. support for preserving Egypt’s antiquities and for increasing tourism. Joined by representatives from the Ministry of Antiquities, Ambassador Beecroft saw first-hand the positive impact of U.S. support for Egyptian efforts to preserve the iconic Sphinx and surrounding antiquities for future generations of tourists. Partnering with the Egyptian government to protect these antiquities, the U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) helped lower groundwater that threatened to damage the site.
Seventy-four outstanding young women from all parts of Egypt were honored on Tuesday, July 28 in Cairo as the first group of MBA and science degree students to depart very soon for the United States under the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI) launched in April of this year.
Cairo - Today the United States Embassy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs, celebrated the end of a four-year USAID project to help small and medium-size Egyptian companies increase exports and become more energy efficient. At the celebration, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that the program had increased Egyptian companies' export revenue by $17 million.
"The United States is committed to Egypt's inclusive economic growth and continued prosperity," said Sherry F. Carlin, USAID Mission Director in Egypt. "We believe one of the surest ways to promote economic growth is to encourage trade, especially among micro, small, and medium-sized Egyptian companies, since they are so important for the country's economy."
The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Education announced yesterday the launch of three new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) secondary schools in Alexandria, Dakahleya, and Assiut. The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with the Government of Egypt to build and develop the country’s first two STEM high schools in 2011.
“The remarkable thing about STEM education is students learn how to think outside the box, conduct experiments, and work in teams,” said USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin. “These are all important skills that will help Egypt’s youth grow into future leaders and design solutions to the country’s greatest development challenges.”
Last updated: April 16, 2016