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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…

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U.S., Egypt Host Entrepreneurship Summit in Sohag

This summit in Sohag was the second in a series of three joint U.S.-Egypt public events in Upper Egypt aimed towards linking potential future entrepreneurs with successful investors and experienced mentors

Hundreds of Egyptian entrepreneurs gathered yesterday in Sohag to participate in a summit hosted by Markade LLC, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through workshops, panel discussions, and success stories from the local community, the event raised awareness on the need for more…

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U.S. Congressional Delegation Seeks Stronger Ties with Egypt

The delegation addressed a range of mutual interests and cooperation, and expressed U.S. support for Egypt’s security, stability, and prosperity

A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived Friday on a visit to strengthen ties between the American and Egyptian peoples. Headed by Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California, senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the delegation held productive meetings with President Abdel…

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U.S. Expert Shares Best Practices in Plant Preservation

Dr. Gayle Volk, Senior Researcher at the United States Department of Agriculture National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation is visiting Egypt this week to consult with scientists and researchers at the National Gene Bank of Egypt

Dr. Gayle Volk, Senior Researcher at the United States Department of Agriculture National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation is visiting Egypt this week to consult with scientists and researchers at the National Gene Bank of Egypt. Together, they will identify best practices to preserve plant species that are indigenous to Egypt,…

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Promoting Youth Employment: U.S. and Egypt Host Conference in Alexandria

Contributing to USAID’s ongoing Workforce Improvement and Skills Enhancement (WISE) project in Egypt, the “Transition to Employment” conference will also address turnover in the private sector, on-the-job training, and recruitment issues

Joining officials from the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting a conference today that will bring leaders of Egyptian business and technical schools into dialogue with private sector employees to discuss how best to prepare graduating students for the workplace.…