Presidential decree approves amendments to US aid deal

MENA , Thursday 28 Feb 2019

File Photo: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree on Thursday approving an amendment to a deal on the US aid to Egypt with regard to bilateral cooperation in the science and technological domains.

Under the amendment, the USAID will extend to Egypt $ 20 million instead of $ 16 million to promote science and technology collaboration.

The deal is part of five grant agreements signed in July 2018 between Egypt and the United States worth $45 million in the fields of agriculture, higher education, science and technology, health, and governance. 

It also includes partnerships between Egyptian and American educational organizations; the agreement is set to boost school education and educate teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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