In recent years, Egypt made significant progress with macroeconomic reforms, which helped strengthen growth, reduce unemployment, increase foreign exchange reserves, and put public debt on a downward path. The Egyptian government has ambitious plans to strengthen private sector participation, streamline the investment framework and promote growth in forward-looking industries, including the renewable energy and ICT sectors. The government also has a holistic approach to promote sustainable development in the country, with significant focus on climate action, as Egypt gets ready to host COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh.
Please join the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative and GeoEconomics Center on Wednesday, October 12 at 10:30 am for a conversation with Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development and Chairperson of Egypt’s Sovereign Fund H.E. Hala H. Elsaid to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by the Egyptian economy in 2023 and beyond.
Register below, and you will receive information on how to join the event virtually. You may also watch it at the above YouTube link.
Keynote remarks by
H.E. Hala H. Elsaid
Minister of Planning and Economic Development
The Arab Republic of Egypt
Q&A moderated by
Director, empowerME Initiative
Report Sep 26, 2022
Amman-Baghdad-Cairo (ABC) Agreement: A new path for economic integration
By Racha Helwa, Barik Schuber, and Ibrahim Saif
Since 2019, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan have held multiple summit meetings to discuss trilateral agreements to formalize and deepen economic integration. By cooperating among themselves, the three countries can represent a united political and economic front. This report explores the potential benefits and pitfalls to avoid from the perspective of each country: Egypt, Jordan, Iraq.
empowerME Conversations Sep 27, 2022
Economies in Transition: Egypt
By Atlantic Council
In Season 3, Episode 2 of empowerME Conversations podcast, host and Atlantic Council empowerME Chairman Amjad Ahmad speaks with Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation H.E. Rania Al-Mashat and guest co-host UPS President of International Public Affairs and Sustainability Penelope Naas to discuss Egypt hosting COP 27, increasing women in leadership positions, promoting inclusivity in the economy, energy transitions, and the continued development of Egypt’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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