UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and an accompanying delegation have concluded a visit to Egypt that focused on investing in health and education, according to a statement by the British Embassy.
“I am proud that my seventh visit to Egypt was future focused. I was accompanied by British companies that specialise in education technology, teacher training and healthcare professionals’ training. These British companies are seeking opportunities to share their expertise with the Egyptian government and people,” Donaldson said.
During his visit, Donaldson met with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to discuss investment opportunities in education, health and infrastructure.
Donaldson also met with Health Minister Hala Zayed, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat, Minister of Trade Amr Nassar, Minister of Finance Mohamed Maeet and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources TareK El-Molla.
According to the statement, the investments aim to create jobs and services that would benefit Egyptians.
Meanwhile, an agreement has been signed between British company Kortext and the Egyptian Ministry of Education to make "world class education and textbooks available to all Egyptians online through the Egyptian Knowledge Bank."
The delegation also met with the health minister "to explore opportunities in that sector, where the UK is already a key partner with longstanding investments in Egypt."
British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson said that "British companies are willing to support Egypt’s vision for developmental and more inclusive education with top-notch technology that assures benefits for all Egyptians. They’re also investing heavily in Egypt’s healthcare sector. Both of these sectors are crucial for Egypt to make the most of its human capital.”