Tue, 03 Aug 2021 - 01:54 GMT
German Ambassador to Cairo Cyril Nunn - Photo via official Facebook page of German Embassy in Cairo
CAIRO – 3 August 2021: As the German Ambassador to Cairo Cyril Jan Non officially leaves his post, he made remarks about Egypt’s role in the peace processes in the Middle East describing it as “a major and important partner.”
He also highlighted, in a statement, that Egypt and Germany are part of the Munich Group that also includes France and Jordan, which is the only international platform that brings together Arab countries and European countries, in order to benefit from the combined energies emanating from the qualitative approaches of each of these countries.
Ambassador Cyril Noon’s term had ended, after spending two years in Egypt and working closely with the Egyptians on a daily basis, read the statement.
The statement further added that “the political relations between Egypt and Germany are strong and diverse, as Egypt is not only the most populous Arab country, it also enjoys great geopolitical importance due to its strategic location between Europe, Africa and Asia, and therefore Egypt is a major political partner for Germany with its excellent regional relations.”
“The volume of trade exchange between the two countries amounted to nearly five billion euros in 2020, and Germany is Egypt's second largest trading partner among the European Union countries, and a number of investments worth about 1.5 billion euros flowed in the last year,” it said.
Noun stressed that Egypt is a country with a rich historical heritage and cultural diversity. Egypt also has a large number of young people who aspire to learn and expand their horizons.
The German Goethe Institute, the German Academic Exchange Service, the seven accredited German schools, along with 27 partner schools, the German University in Cairo and the University German International in the New Administrative Capital - all of them offer distinguished educational opportunities and build cultural bridges between both countries, and all of these institutions help the talented Egyptian youth to develop their capabilities on the widest scale and open up horizons.