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United States Donates 1.4 Million More COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt

Third Shipment Brings Total to 4.6 Million Doses Delivered in Three Weeks

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen welcomed the arrival of the third shipment in three weeks of Pfizer’s Coronavirus vaccines to Cairo on October 22.  This shipment of an additional 1.4 million Pfizer doses, part of a 500-million-dose donation from the United States to the countries of the African Union through COVAX, will…

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United States Donates 1.6 Million More COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt

This is part of more than 8 million Pfizer vaccine doses the United States is sending to Egypt

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen welcomed the arrival of a second shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines to Cairo.  The shipment of an additional 1.6 million Pfizer doses is part of a 500-million-dose donation from the United States to the countries of the African Union through COVAX, and will help protect Egyptians from…

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Coronavirus: The United States Provides Additional $5 Million for Urgent Coronavirus Assistance in Egypt

The U.S. Government, through USAID, has now provided more than $55 million in Coronavirus assistance to Egypt since the pandemic began

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, is providing over $5 million in urgent Coronavirus assistance for Egypt in cooperation with the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health and Population. This assistance will support health workers administering vaccines and strengthen the supply chain of…

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The United States and Egypt celebrate success of $8 million Women’s Empowerment Project

The United States, through USAID, invested $8 million in the Safe Cities project over the past eight years to support Egyptian-led efforts to end violence against women and girls

U.S. Chargé D’Affaires Nicole Shampaine, Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al Mashat, Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevine El Kabbag, President of Egypt’s National Council for Women Dr. Maya Morsy, and UN Women Country Representative Christine Arab celebrated the successful completion of the Safe Cities Free from Violence against Women and Girls project that promotes community-based approaches…

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U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee

Specific discussions focused on border and maritime security, counterterrorism, interoperability between U.S. and Egyptian forces, and Egypt’s military modernization efforts

The United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt held the 32nd U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) in Cairo, Egypt on September 20-21.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Dana Stroul led the U.S. delegation.  Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Abbas Helmy led the Egyptian delegation. The MCC is…

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U.S. Forces Participate in Exercise Bright Star in Egypt

Approximately 600 U.S. military personnel will participate in the exercise, which was originally scheduled for 2020, but postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic

The U.S., along with forces from partner nations, have joined the Arab Republic of Egypt for Exercise Bright Star 2021 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt on Sept.  2 – 16. This exercise will build off the success of Bright Star 2018. Approximately 600 U.S. military personnel will participate in the…

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U.S. Ambassador and Tourism Minister Inaugurate Renovated Site in Esna

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Esna on Sunday, August 29, with Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Dr. Khaled El Enany and Luxor Governor Mostafa Alham to inaugurate the recently renovated Wakalet el-Geddawy, a caravansery built in 1792 to store trade goods and lodge traveling merchants.  Together, they affirmed the…

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U.S. Ambassador Meets Sohag Governor, Visits Abydos, the Red and White Monasteries

Since 2004, the U.S. government has invested almost $800,000 in the site, ensuring access for current and future generations to Abydos

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen met Sohag Governor Major General Tarek Mohamed El Fiqi and visited the Seti I Temple at Abydos and Sohag’s Red and White Monasteries on August 28. The Ambassador affirmed continued support for U.S.-Egypt partnerships that advance cultural preservation, tourism, and broad-based economic development. On arrival…

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United States Delivers 20 Brand New Buses to North Sinai Governorate

The buses will support more than 6,400 students across the governorate and ensure that youth, specifically girls, are able to continue their secondary education

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 20 new, locally-manufactured buses to the North Sinai Governorate.  These buses, worth $1.8 million, equivalent to EGP 28.4 million, will ensure that communities in Central Sinai have access to workplaces, commerce, education, and government services. USAID Acting…

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First Visit by U.S. Warship to Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base

Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base on August 12, marking the first time a U.S. warship has pulled into the Red Sea base, which officially opened in January 2020.  During the visit, the ship hosted Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central…