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Egyptian Agency for Development Partnerships

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The decision to establish the Egyptian Agency for Development Partnerships by the President of the Council of Ministers No. 959 for the year 2013 with the intent of merging "the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with the countries of the Commonwealth and Islamic countries and the Newly Independent States " and "the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa" in a new entity called "the Egyptian Agency for Development Partnerships". And on Wednesday May 7th 2014, the Minister of Foreign Affairs appointed Ambassador, Hazem Fahmy as the Secretary General of the Egyptian Agency for Development Partnerships.

In this context, President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi announced the launch of the Egyptian Agency for Development Partnerships in his speech, which he delivered at the twenty-third summit of the African Union (AU), in Malabo stating that the agency’s work will officially be starting on the first of July 2014.

This agency will operate according to the latest business rules of development agencies used by developed countries, and will act as an investment for the balance of the great achievements of Egypt in the field of technical cooperation and developmental support throughout the last three decades through the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa and the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with the countries of the Commonwealth and will develop into an important aspect of Egyptian foreign policy .

The Egyptian Agency for Development Partnerships focuses largely on the support of major developmental projects in Africa and other developing states by focusing on key areas of development which Egypt has great experience in such as the fields of communication, transport, information technology, health services, agriculture and energy. The agency will look not only to provide technical aid but will also work in coordination with other ministries concerned in the state to establish a genuine partnership with the private, regional, and international funding institutions and develop a tripartite cooperation of mechanisms with other agencies and countries, allowing Egypt to become a leader in the field of providing experience and developing training courses and other programmes of cooperation.
 

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