Minister opens "Egypt Day" as part of Arab Week for Sustainable Development


Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 02:01 GMT

Planning Minister Hala el Saeed

Planning Minister Hala el Saeed

CAIRO - 22 November 2018: Planning Minister Hala el Saeed has inaugurated "Egypt Day" as part of the closing activities of the second edition of the Arab Sustainable Development Week, with the participation of UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Egypt Richard Dictus.

"Egypt Day" was opened in presence of a number of ministers, ambassadors and representatives of Arab, regional and international organizations.

The Arab Sustainable Development Week kicked off at the Arab League (AL) premises on Monday under the aegis of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. It was organized by the Planning Ministry in coordination with the general secretariat of the AL.

In her speech, the minister asserted that the Arab Sustainable Development Week has become an Arab forum and an annual event that brings together all the development partners including representatives of governments, private sector, civil society, women, youths and media persons to discuss the current and future plans of achieving sustainable development in the Arab region.

"Egypt Day" comes to shed light on the Egyptian experience in achieving sustainable development, said the minister.

Saeed pointed out to Egypt's Vision 2030 for sustainable development which was launched in February 2016.

She also referred to the economic and social reform program which was launched by the government in November 2016, via which the State has implemented several reforms and measures meant to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development.

The reform measures that were adopted by the government depended on a group of pillars, topped by reforming the current legislative and institutional system in addition to creating the solid infrastructure needed for development, she said.



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