Rania Al Mashat
Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, underscored the strength of the Indo-African relations, noting that today these relations are developing in a dynamic manner, which reflects a promising future for achieving the sustainable development goals.
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The minister noted that risk needs to be embedded within “our psyche, where governments, companies, risk advisors all come together to make sure we have resilience,” in order to build resilience.
Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al Mashat, visits a number of ongoing and new development programmes targeting in Luxor with the World Food Programme (WFP).
Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al Mashat, visits today a number of development programmes in partnership with USAID and WFP supporting farmers, women and youth in Luxor.
The virtual meeting was attended by over 100 participants including leaders and representatives from the private sector and the academic community across the region.
Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, asserted that the ministry seeks to apply the principles of economic diplomacy to serve human ends and goals and foster purposeful and meaningful partnerships that implement developmental projects that are in line with the 17 goals of sustainable development.
The meeting aims to accelerate progress in achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable goals, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comes in light of the keenness of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to develop Egyptian-African ties especially with Nile Basin countries.
These were dedicated towards the provision of protective equipment, supplies for medical teams and isolation hospitals, strengthening the capacity of the Egyptian Red Crescent, training medical personnel as well as improving public awareness of the crisis.
Two agreements come within the framework of the “Global Partnerships for Effective Development Cooperation” multi-stakeholder platform launched in April 2020.
The portal hosts workshops to shed light on development efforts in the different sectors and to define financing priorities in the coming stage, the minister said.
Mashaat made the remarks during a meeting via video conference to see off Mission Director for USAID/Egypt Sherry Carlin whose term in Egypt has ended and is scheduled to chair USAID mission in Jordan.
“The objective of financing the urban transport sector with €1.1 billion is to enhance the transition from private cars to a more efficient means of transportation” the Minister noted.
The Minister of International Cooperation H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat announced the launching of a new 3-year advisory program by the International Financial Corporation (IFC) to increase opportunities for women employment in Egypt.
Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al Mashat had an Interview with CNBC Europe titled “COVID-19 has Driven Decision Makers to Devise Non-traditional Solutions to Face the Crisis,”.
The ministry places among its priorities in the current stage coordination with international institutions and development partners to support the agricultural sector, given its role in providing food security in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Al Mashat added in a tweet that these countries represented the only group with an overall positive trade balance and accelerating transition to a circular economy.
Minister of International Cooperation Rania el Mashat said on her Twitter account that the initiative aims to improve psychosocial support services.
“We entered this crisis with fiscal buffers as well as foreign reserve buffers, which helped weather the first shock,” Rania al Mashat said.