Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat met on Tuesday with the incoming group of military representatives at Egypt's diplomatic missions abroad, where she highlighted that the Ministry of International Cooperation is Egypt’s main door to strengthening economic cooperation with other countries and international organisations.
During the meeting, Minister Al-Mashat said that the ministry is seeking to strengthen economic diplomacy through three principles: regularly organising multi-stakeholder platforms to ensure that all projects between development partners are streamlined and effectively coordinated; adopting a consistent Global Partnerships Narrative People & Projects & Purpose (P&P&P); and mapping development assistance financing for the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for all projects with multilateral and bilateral development partners.
According to a statement issued by the international cooperation ministry, Al-Mashat explained that since the launch of the platform, the ministry has organised a number of workshops that saw the participation of over 100 development partners and other stakeholders in society in multiple sectors, especially health, agriculture, transportation and social protection.
Through the platform, efforts have been coordinated between ministries and development partners to reach effective development cooperation in accordance with the 2030 national agenda and the UN’s sustainable development goals.
“Egypt is seeking to achieve economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to move forward in achieving the sustainable development goals, which requires redefining the social contract through cooperation with international development partners, countries, the private sector, civil society and academia,” said Al-Mashat.
She also affirmed that the COVID-19 is a global humanitarian challenge, and that Egypt has shown strong resilience in facing challenges over the past decade.