Egypt-EU Association Council’s meeting to kick off on Sunday in Luxembourg

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 18 Jun 2022

The European Union EU-Egypt Association Council's 9th meeting will kickoff on Sunday in Luxembourg to discuss bilateral ties between Egypt and the EU and a number of political issues.

Sameh Shoukry, Josep Borrell
Sameh Shoukry, Josep Borrell


The ninth meeting will be chaired by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

The EU attaches great importance to its relationship with Egypt as a key partner and regional player and underlines the strategic nature and potential of the partnership.

The plenary session will be devoted to a discussion on the developments and prospects of the association's agreement between the European Union and Egypt.

The EU-Egypt political dialogue will also touch on global and regional issues of shared interest.

The Association Council will endorse the new EU-Egypt partnership priorities document until 2027, which will guide the partnership between both parties.

The new priorities include responses to the coronavirus pandemic, health and vaccines production files, as well as social and green files.

New priority areas also include the economy's digitisation and various artificial intelligence domains, Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt Christian Berger said in October 2021.

On Wednesday, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced the EU has allocated €100 million in immediate relief to encourage investments in Egypt's agricultural sector and secure the country's food needs during the global grain crisis that resulted from the Russian-Ukrainian War.

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