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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.…

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U.S. Condemns Terror Attack in Al-Arish

The Embassy stands with Egypt and the Egyptian people as they build a stable, secure, and prosperous country for all citizens

The U.S. Embassy condemns the attack in Al-Arish today that killed several Egyptian police officers and wounded many others, including civilians. These officers gave their lives in the line of duty helping protect their fellow citizens. We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and wish…

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UK and Egypt work together to raise awareness of gender issues

The UK & Egypt are working together to raise awareness of gender issues in strategic issues like counter-extremism & counter-radicalisation

A part of this effort, the British Embassy Cairo and the Centre for Democracy and Social Peace Studies in Alexandria ran an roundtable discussion on 21 August on empowering women in countering violent extremism. Co-chaired by Deputy Ambassador Helen Winterton, this was part of the Bibliotheca Alexandria’s two day series…

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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Flood Response

Assistance includes distributing food, clearing roads, and sending medical convoys to affected areas

The United States Embassy in Egypt announced today that is it providing $50,000 to the Egyptian Red Crescent to help the people affected by recent flooding in Egypt. The humanitarian assistance funding announced today will allow the Red Crescent to provide critical supplies for families in need. In addition to this…

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240 Egyptian Youth Gain Access to English and New Opportunities

U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft presented certificates to the new graduates

Completing a two-year program of English language study, 240 young Egyptians from throughout the country graduated today from the English Access Partnership Program. The EAPP provided these students two years of high-quality English language training and the opportunity to participate in extracurricular language learning activities.  U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft presented certificates…