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U.S. and Egypt Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Fulbright Program

Since 1949, the BFCE has awarded study, travel, research and teaching grants to over 6,000 Egyptians and 1,000 Americans

Expanding educational exchange between Egypt and the United States was the focus of a May 21 event hosted by the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) to mark the 70th anniversary of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship program. The U.S.-funded program began worldwide in 1947 under the initiative of the late…

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Promoting U.S.-Egypt Collaboration in Science and Technology

Meeting in Cairo April 23-24, the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund continued a long tradition of U.S.-Egypt cooperation on high-impact research between Egyptian and American scientists by approving 15 joint projects in the fields of agriculture, energy, health, and water

Meeting in Cairo April 23-24, the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund continued a long tradition of U.S.-Egypt cooperation on high-impact research between Egyptian and American scientists by approving 15 joint projects in the fields of agriculture, energy, health, and water. The board also agreed to…

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Embassy Condemns Attack on Church in Tanta

The United States stands firmly with the Egyptian government and people to defeat terrorism

The U.S. Embassy condemns the heinous, reprehensible terrorist attack against peaceful worshippers at Saint George’s Church in Tanta on one of the holiest days of the Christian year. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this horrific attack. We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends…

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U.S. Trade Mission Seeks to Expand Agribusiness Cooperation

Over 40 U.S. business representatives plan to meet with senior Egyptian government and private sector officials to discuss ways to expand agricultural trade between the United States and Egypt

A trade mission led by the Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Mark Slupek arrived in Cairo on April 2. Over 40 U.S. business representatives plan to meet with senior Egyptian government and private sector officials to discuss ways to expand agricultural trade between the United States and Egypt.  Coordinated by…

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U.S. Consulate General Alexandria Celebrates New Offices, Strong Engagement

Officials from the Embassy’s Regional English Language Office described teacher training opportunities as well as the flagship English Access Microscholarship Program

In celebration of its new office space at the Helnan Palestine Hotel, the U.S. Consulate General in Alexandria hosted an “Opening Day” reception on March 11. Consulate Alexandria and Embassy Cairo staff described the many ways the U.S. Mission works with Egyptians throughout the country. Approximately 600 guests attended the…

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Honoring Egyptian Women’s Voices on International Women’s Day

On the occasion of March 8, International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo convened a symposium to celebrate the publication of the book Daughters of the Nile

On the occasion of March 8, International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo convened a symposium to celebrate the publication of the book Daughters of the Nile. Compiled by Professor Samia Spencer of Auburn University, Daughters of the Nile features the stories of 38 Egyptian women whose bold visions have…

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Luxor Wastewater Plant Expansion Promotes Health, Livelihood

U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft and Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on March 6 for the expansion of Luxor’s wastewater treatment plant

U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft and Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on March 6 for the expansion of Luxor’s wastewater treatment plant. When complete, the expansion will nearly double the capacity of the system to provide wastewater treatment to residents of Luxor and El Bayadeya.   “Effective treatment of wastewater is…

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Thousands Attend U.S.-Supported Employment Fair in Cairo

The annual fair underscores the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to initiatives that support Egypt’s economic growth and prosperity

On Saturday, February 25, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Job Nile to support Egypt’s largest employment fair. The event featured 72 local and international companies offering more than 5,000 jobs, as well as thousands of training opportunities to qualified Egyptians. Attracting over 11,000 job seekers with résumés and applications in hand,…

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U.S., Intel honor Egyptian Science Fair Awardees

Several students were recognized for excellence today during the award ceremony for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Cairo

Several students were recognized for excellence today during the award ceremony for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Cairo. The award ceremony caps off a three-day event sponsored by Intel and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in conjunction with Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Ministry of Education, and the…

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U.S. Jazz Violinist Chelsey Green to Perform in Egypt Next Week

Ms. Green’s visit is being supported through the U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad (AMA) program, which sends talented musicians abroad as Cultural Ambassadors

The U.S. Embassy welcomes American violinist Chelsey Green and the Green Project, as the popular jazz band visits Egypt next week for the first time. Their historic concert tour, titled “Hakawatya,” will feature performances at the Citadel in Cairo on February 28 and at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria on March…