CAIRO – 25 May 2021: Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, Rania Al-Mashat, asserted that the multilateral and bilateral development partners have responded to the priorities of the Egyptian government and the Ministry of Health, to combat the negative effects of the Corona pandemic, including Canada, which activated a grant of $500,000.
Through the grant, a number of necessary devices and equipment were provided to Sadr Al-Abbasiya Hospital.
This came during the meeting of the Ministers of International Cooperation, Health and Population, , Tuesday, with the Canadian ambassador to Egypt, Louis Duma, and the resident representative of the United Nations Development Program in Egypt, Randa Abu Al-Hassan, to discuss ways of cooperation in supporting the health sector in Egypt during the response to the Corona pandemic, and the celebration By providing a Canadian grant of $ 500,000 to support the health sector, according to a ministry statement.
Al-Mashat indicated that the Ministry of International Cooperation seeks to advance development efforts in various sectors, through the principles of economic diplomacy, which is a joint coordination cooperation platform, matching development finance with the UN goals of sustainable development, and listing international participation, within the framework of three factors: the citizen is the focus of attention, ongoing projects, and the goal is the driving force.
She said that the Egyptian government has developed an urgent response plan to combat the health, economic and social impacts of the Corona pandemic, praising the role played by the Ministry of Health and the huge efforts it has made since the beginning of 2020 to combat the pandemic.
Development cooperation efforts with Canada during the current year resulted in partnerships worth 34 million Canadian dollars in various sectors such as empowering women and youth, and other areas.
During 2020, the Ministry of International Cooperation concluded development financing agreements worth $ 477 million during 2020 to support the health sector, develop health care services, and implement a comprehensive health insurance project.