Monday، 23 November 2015 12:00 AM
On 19/6/2014, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received from the President of South Korea a congratulatory cable for assuming his new post as the president of Egypt.
During the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt to Seoul in March 2012, to chair Egypt's participation in the Nuclear Security Summit, bilateral meetings were arranged to pave the way for the direct engagement of the competent authorities in both countries to share the Korean example for education and vocational training, as well as in other fields of interest for further cementing of relations between Egypt and South Korea.
Since the Republic of Korea officially became a donor country, Egypt has been the leading African recipient of official Korean Development Assistance, especially in the form of technical assistance for capacity building and human development. Egypt appreciates receiving this assistance, and is keen to maintain its position as the leading African recipient of Korean aid, with the view to diversify the beneficiary sectors to assist in the post revolutionary Egypt planning, and in line with the commitments agreed during the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness which was held in Busan in November/December 2011.
Likewise, Egypt encourages the Korean government to formulate three-way partnerships in aid assistance to other needy Arab, African and Islamic countries. Egypt maintains such successful programs with other donor countries, and is hopeful to cooperate in such manner with the Republic of Korea for the benefit of third countries in need of foreign assistance, and where understanding and catering for social and religious structures might be of special emphasis.