First edition of Egypt International Cooperation Forum kicks off in Cairo

First edition of Egypt International Cooperation Forum kicks off in Cairo

Cairo (UNA-OIC) – The activities of the Egypt International Cooperation Forum “Egypt-ICF” started on Wednesday, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

The forum was launched with the participation of Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and ministers of international cooperation, manpower, supply, education, planning, local development, health, environment, communication, transport, social solidarity, agriculture industry and trade.

Government representatives from Africa, Europe and Latin America, as well as heads of international and regional financing institutions and representatives of the private sector and civil community, are taking part in the two-day event.

The first edition of the forum is held under the rubric “Partnerships to achieve sustainable development”, to boost joint work for supporting the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, and rally efforts to face challenges around the world after the outbreak of coronavirus.

The participants will discuss a number of issues during five sessions on the role of multi-party partnerships in the efforts of reconstruction after the pandemic, boosting international financing mechanisms to cope with the SDGs, and encouraging the participation of the private sector in development via international cooperation.

Egypt-ICF will conclude its activities Thursday with a final statement on “investment in human capital” and the recommendations of the participants from the countries, international organizations, and the United Nations.

The event will witness the launching of international and regional initiatives between the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation and its partners, and review the international experiments in the field of developmental cooperation including the Egyptian experiment.

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