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British Embassy and British Council celebrate refugee footballers

The football tournament promoted values of diversity, inclusion and equality

In true AFCON fashion, the British Council partnered with the British Embassy to run a football festival for 45 Egyptian and refugee football enthusiasts. Coach Hellen Orende, a Kenyan coach certified from the Premier League, was invited to deliver a Premier Skills football activity that addresses violence against women and…

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British Armed Forces Minister bolsters UK-Egypt defence ties

Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster met with Egyptian Minister of Defence General Mohamed Zaki to discuss enhancing UK-Egypt defence cooperation

The meeting came as a part of the Minister’s first official visit to Egypt, and presented an opportunity to reaffirm the strength of the UK’s defence relationship with Egypt and deepen the longstanding strategic partnership between the two countries. The Chief of UK Defence Staff’s Senior Advisor for the Middle…

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UK and Egypt kick start joint military exercise Ahmose

The month-long exercise demonstrates the increased military cooperation between the two countries

Joint military exercise AHMOSE kicked off today with an inaugural ceremony at Mohamed Naguib base in Alexandria. The military exercise will bring together British and Egyptian troops and contribute to the growing strategic military partnership between both countries. The month-long exercise will enhance defence cooperation between British and Egyptian troops…

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StartEgypt Launches First Forum Event

In collaboration with the British Embassy and International Finance Corporation (IFC), StartEgypt launches its first forum event “StartEgypt Forum”

The “StartEgypt Forum” showcased twenty-seven startups, filtered from over 1,200 applications, from the first incubation cycle in 2018. All startups, specialized in diverse industries, get a chance to present their unique ideas to caliber stakeholders and investors. Startups work across innovative social impact solutions in the field of healthcare, education,…

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“She leads” in the British Embassy in Cairo

The British Embassy in Cairo in cooperation with the Embassies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore launch “She Leads”

The five embassies launched the Young Women Leadership Programme “She Leads” to conclude Gender January – a month dedicated to promoting gender equality and celebrating successful women. The attendees were welcomed by the British Ambassador to Egypt. The 10-month programme will train and mentor 26 Egyptian female students in their…

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Egypt shares its education reform vision in London

The Education World Forum in London welcomed delegations from across the globe to present the country’s vision on reforming education

His Excellency Minister of Education Tarek Shawky headed the high-ranking Egyptian delegation is headed by. The delegation includes Deputy Minister for Teacher Affairs Dr. Mohamed Omar, as well as senior advisors at the ministry. The delegation will also be participating in the leading education technology conference The BETT show to…

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UK invests in restoring Egyptian cultural heritage

Experts celebrate the success of restoration work supported by the UK’s Cultural Protection Fund

A delegation of experts from across Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan are visiting the Mamluk Minbars of Cairo and celebrating the success of restoration work conducted on it as part of UK’s Cultural Protection Fund. The Cultural Protection Fund is currently investing over GBP £3m in in six projects across Egypt…

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Egyptian ministers and UK companies launch Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Leaders Forum

Leading international infrastructure finance experts at the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Leaders Forum

4 December – Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait and Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat joined the British Ambassador in Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams and UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson in welcoming leading international infrastructure finance experts at the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Leaders Forum. Industry experts of British companies Mott…

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UK announces a £12 mn fund to support education reform in Egypt

The UK will give £12 million GBP to support education reform in Egypt through the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The UK fund will include support for teacher training, through the ministry’s flagship education programme, and support children’s education in governorates across the country. Middle East Minister Hon Alistair Burt, said: "I am proud that once again the UK is at the forefront of supporting Egypt’s development and growth. This…

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HMS ARGYLL Visits Egypt in boost to United Kingdom-Egyptian Naval Cooperation

British Ship HMS ARGYLL Visits Alexandria in boost to UK-Egyptian Naval Cooperation

HMS Argyll of the British Royal Navy is currently visiting the Alexandria Naval Base to facilitate discussions between senior Egyptian and UK Naval Officers about future cooperation, including training exercises and maritime security in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. On 9 July, HMS Argyll hosted a reception on board…