EU-Egypt Association Council to convene in Brussels on Tuesday

Ahram Online , Friday 19 Jan 2024

The 10th meeting of the EU-Egypt Association Council will take place in Brussels on Tuesday, marking the 20th anniversary since the association agreement entered into force in 2004.

European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry


EU High Representative Josep Borrell and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will co-chair the meeting.

In a statement, the EU emphasized the importance of its relationship with Egypt as a key partner and regional player, underlining the strategic nature of the partnership.

During the meeting, both parties are expected to discuss their cooperation within the framework of the Egypt-EU Partnership Priorities 2021-2027, which was agreed to in 2022, added the statement.

Within this context, the EU and Egypt will discuss ongoing initiatives aiming to unleash the full potential of EU-Egypt relations, advance Egypt’s socio-economic development, and help mitigate the impact of the current crises in the region to achieve shared stability and security.

The council will discuss issues such as human rights, security, counter-terrorism, and migration as well as cooperation in economic and social issues ranging from investments to environment and energy, according to the statement.

It will also address foreign policy matters, including several regional crises.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the parties are also expected to sign a framework agreement on Egypt’s participation in EU programmes

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