EU boosts support to SMEs in Egypt

05-02-2017 05:24 PM

Mary Fikry - Antoun Milad


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

capacity building.

Watani International

5 February 2017

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