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Egypt rises four ranks on Global Soft Power Index

Egypt scored 38.3 points, making it the 34th out of 100 countries in terms of soft power strength

Lamis ElSharkawy , Wednesday 3 Mar 2021
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Egypt has advanced by four ranks on the Global Soft Power Index (GSPI) 2021 and is among the top 30 countries "witnessing a remarkable improvement," said a statement by Egypt's cabinet's Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC) on Wednesday.

Egypt scored 38.3 points, making it the 34th out of 100 countries in terms of soft power strength. Last year, Egypt occupied the 38th place on the list.

The GSPI index assesses soft power based on seven focuses that are measured through a global public opinion survey and experts in 105 countries.

In 2021, Egypt won two gold medals in recognition of its culture and rich heritage, followed by Greece and Italy.

The UAE is the region’s highest ranked nation with an overall score of 48.4 out of 100, ranking 17th worldwide and first in the Arab world. The first three ranks were occupied by Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom, respectively.

The concept of soft power is used to describe the capability of states to influence or be influenced by other states, without resorting to traditional power tools, which are the military and the economic ones.

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