Minister of International Cooperation Sahar Nasr met with a delegation of the
European Union (EU) to Egypt, including Christian Leffler, deputy secretary
general for European External Action Service (EEAS), Simon Mordue, deputy
director-general for migration and asylum, Maciej Popowski, deputy director-
general for neighbourhood and enlargement negotiations, and Reinhold Brender,
acting head of the European Union delegation to Egypt.
The two sides discussed ways of cooperation in favour of the Egyptian people and
the priorities of the government’s programme, as well as several issues including
social stability, boosting support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),
governance, institutional reform, and the economic reform programme.
The two sides also discussed migration issues and possible avenues of cooperation
to combat illegal immigration and human smuggling and trafficking, to find
solutions to address root social and economic causes, such as providing job
opportunities for youth, develop their skills, promote entrepreneurship, and
5 February 2017