Egyptian Minister of International Co-operation Rania al-Mashat on Thursday held a series of meetings with development partners within the framework of the annual meetings of the African Development Bank in Sharm el-Sheikh with the aim to enhance bilateral relations with multilateral and bilateral development partners.
During her meeting with UK Minister of International Development and Africa Andrew Mitchell, discussions focused on developments in the Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA), which was launched in cooperation with the UK to support emerging companies and innovative solutions for climate action for £10 million.
This is with the aim to drive climate action and to collaborate with governments of middle-income countries to catalyse increased climate financing through joint action between fund providers, experts and stakeholders in climate action.
The minister met the Canadian Minister of International Development, in the presence of Louis Dumas, Canadian Ambassador to Cairo, and the work team of the Ministry of International Cooperation, where they discussed strengthening joint development cooperation efforts.
At the beginning of the meeting, the minister hailed joint efforts with the Canada within a relationship going back 60 years to promote common development priorities and advance sustainable development efforts.
Al-Mashat stressed the importance of efforts made the Canadian side in women’s empowerment and equal opportunities in support of the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Women 2030, in addition to joint programmes to support family planning and to promote commercial and agricultural businesses. The meeting also discussed the Canadian scholarship programme in efforts to enhance investment in human resources while expanding co-operation in health care.
President of the King Salman International University (KSIU) Ashraf Hussein yesterday received el-Mashat and CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Sultan bin Abdulrahman Al Marshad in the presence of Mohamed El Sharkawy, Assistant Minister of Higher Education for Policies and Economic Affairs.
The two officials checked evaluated the progress in establishing the university’s faculties since the opening of its main campus in October 2020 in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
On his part, the SFD chief lauded the successes of the King Salman International University in enhancing learning outcomes and developing the education system to meet professional needs and prepare students for future jobs.
For her part, a-Mashat stressed the importance of boosting development cooperation between the SFD and Egypt to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SFD allocated $441 million to built 1.26 million-square-metre King Salman International University, which has three branches in the Egyptian cities of el-Tor, Ras Sudr and Sharm el-Sheikh
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