Egyptian Ambassador to France Alaa Youssef discussed with Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Angel Goria, ways to enhance the organization’s role in supporting development efforts in Egypt and exploring new horizons for cooperation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated – in a statement today, Tuesday – that the meeting dealt with benefiting from the organization’s experiences and reports in many fields, especially the field of developing the public administration, with the approaching date of the move to the new administrative capital.
The meeting also touched on the country program for Egypt, which is being developed between the two sides, as Ambassador Alaa Youssef emphasized that Egypt attaches great importance to this program as it contributes to implementing economic reforms and achieving Egypt’s 2030 vision for sustainable development.
For his part, the General Secretary affirmed the organization’s commitment to speeding up all procedures related to the program so that it could be launched during the first half of this year.
During the meeting, a number of programs and activities existing between Egypt and the organization were reviewed, most notably the SIGMA program existing between the organization and the countries of the Middle East and North Africa region with the aim of developing public administration, and the program for sustainable investment in the field of infrastructure, especially in the post-pandemic recovery phase, as well as The efforts of the organization’s secretariat in launching the report on production and export transformation in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Ambassador Alaa Youssef presented the potential for cooperation in the field of youth empowerment, as it is one of the fields that is consistent with the Egyptian development priorities and that the political leadership attaches great importance to this, evidenced by the presidential program to qualify young Prime Time Zone for leadership, which aims to create a youth base of competencies capable of assuming political, social and administrative responsibility in the country.
The Secretary General praised this program, indicating that the organization is already interested in such constructive initiatives, and that he would direct the discussion of cooperation mechanisms with Egypt in this regard.
He also praised the pioneering role that Egypt has played in the organization’s initiative for the Middle East and North Africa since its inception, appreciating the participation of Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, in the initiative’s ministerial meeting, as well as her role as co-chair of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum of the Middle East and North Africa region of the organization.
The article, Egypt’s ambassador to France, discusses ways to enhance the role of the “Economic Cooperation” organization in supporting development efforts. It was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.