Egypt's gov't ratifies agreement with UK, Northern Ireland


Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 03:12 GMT

FILE – Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Mabdouli - Cabinet

FILE – Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Mabdouli - Cabinet

CAIRO – 8 December 2020: The Egyptian Cabinet approved a draft decision of the President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, regarding an agreement establishing a partnership between Egypt, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.


It added in a statement, Tuesday, that this agreement aims to provide an appropriate framework for political dialogue, as well as work to liberalize trade, goods, services and capital, enhance the development of economic and social relations, as well as increase cooperation in areas of common interest.


The statement also approved a draft decision of the President regarding the allocation of two plots of land owned by the state privately owned in East Owainat in the New Valley Governorate for the benefit of the Armed Forces National Service Projects Organization, to be used in reclamation and culture activities.


Moreover, the cabinet approved the draft decision the President regarding the agreement between Egypt, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association.


It added that this is related to providing a grant of not more than $750,000, through the multi-donor trust fund to support pollution management and environmental health to finance the "sustainable management of persistent organic pollutants" project.


“The project aims to improve the management of stocks of obsolete pesticides, including persistent organic pollutants and polychlorinated biphenyls, and to dispose of them in an environmentally sound manner, and it is implemented through the Environmental Affairs Agency,” it added.



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