The United States Commits an Additional $16.5 Million to Education and Agribusiness in Egypt

September 15, 2018 Cairo – The United States today committed an additional $16.5 million to support joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in basic education and agribusiness.  We undertook this commitment in two amended bilateral assistance agreements, signed by Egypt and the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), demonstrate the continued support of the ... Read More»

United States Supports New Alexandria University Center of Excellence for Water

September 12, 2019 Alexandria – Today, the Center of Excellence for Water at Alexandria University opened for business, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and the American University in Cairo (AUC). The establishment of this new Center is part of the ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Conservation of Upper Egypt Historical Monuments

September 9, 2019 Luxor – In support of Egypt’s vital tourism industry, the thousands of people it employs, and the world heritage represented by Egypt’s cultural monuments, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with the Ministry of Antiquities on a number of conservation and training activities in Dra Abu El Naga and ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump And President El-Sisi Of the Arab Republic Of Egypt Before Bilateral Meeting

Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 26, 2019Hotel du Palais Biarritz, France 8:52 A.M. CEST PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be with President El-Sisi, who’s a friend of mine for now a long time, it seems, right?  From even before the campaign. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  We met ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Builds American-Egyptian Film Industry Connections at El Gouna Film Festival

August 26, 2019 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Egypt is once again partnering with El Gouna Film Festival, joined this year by Film Independent, to strengthen the collaboration between the Egyptian and American film industries. “The U.S. Embassy has been honored to partner with El Gouna Film Festival since 2017,” said U.S. Embassy Cairo’s ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 19, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. He pledged continued bilateral cooperation in the fight against ISIS and al-Qaida. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister shared concern over prolonged violence and instability ... Read More»

The United States Welcomes Sudan’s Adoption of the Constitutional Declaration

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson August 17, 2019 The United States congratulates the people of Sudan on the August 17 signing of the Constitutional Declaration and political agreement between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council.  We are encouraged by ... Read More»

Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Travel to Cairo, Egypt

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 6, 2019 Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will travel during the week of August 5th to Cairo, Egypt, for bilateral meetings focused on deepening counterterrorism cooperation with the Government of Egypt against ISIS and al-Qa’ida, as well as supporting Egypt as an important security partner in ... Read More»

U.S. Expands Support for Water Services in Assiut

August 4, 2019 Assiut,– A new service and training center for water and sanitation services that has been established in Assiut with funding support from the United States will provide services for more than 650,000 households.  The center was inaugurated on August 1 by representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Assiut ... Read More»

United States Signs Agreements for $59 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

August 4, 2018 Cairo – Egypt and the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, signed four bilateral assistance agreement amendments for $59 million on August 4. This assistance will support Egypt’s development priorities in the fields of health, higher education, trade, investment, science and technology. In line with Egypt’s Vision 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, the agreements promote inclusive, enterprise-driven development. “These agreements ... Read More»

Greenblatt and Hook: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Would Be Iran’s Worst Nightmare

U.D Department of State  OP-ED Jason D. Greenblatt, White House Special Representative for International Negotiations Brian H. Hook, Special Representative for Iran And Senior Policy Advisor To The Secretary Of State Fox News July 31, 2019 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini last week touted Iran’s support for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. He said ... Read More»

Twenty Egyptian Women Graduate from USAID-Funded STEM Programs

July 30, 2019 Cairo – Twenty Egyptian women have graduated from prominent universities in the U.S., all funded by the U.S. government as part of America’s support for economic development in Egypt.  The women all received scholarships from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to pursue undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees ... Read More»

President Trump’s message of congratulations to President al-Sisi on the national day of Egypt

Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the American people, I send our most sincere greetings and congratulations on this anniversary of your national day, July 23. For decades, the United States and Egypt have enjoyed a strong partnership, rooted in our shared hope for a more peaceful, secure, and successful region.  The United States values ... Read More»

USAID and PepsiCo Egypt Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Support Egyptian Farmers

July 21, 2019 Cairo – Today, the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PepsiCo Egypt to expand cooperation between USAID and PepsiCo’s subsidiary Chipsy for Food Industries to improve farmer livelihoods. Specifically, the joint program will increase transparency and sustainability in the potato supply chain. ... Read More»

Social Media Day 2019

The Social Media Day Summit in Egypt is the largest gathering for Middle East and North African (MENA) digital media professionals, which brings together thousands of online communications specialists, marketing and advertising agencies, freelancers, and entrepreneurs in a multi-day event loaded with informative talks, panel discussions, and social media case studies. This year, the U.S. ... Read More»

USAID, Ministry of Education and Technical Education, and Private Sector Celebrate Graduation of First Cohort of Logistics Specialists

July 17, 2019 Port Said – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE), and private sector partners celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of students from Egyptian technical schools’ logistics programs in Ismailia and Port-Said. “Students participating in this specialization have become technicians with ... Read More»

Religious Freedom and Interfaith Dialogue Exchange Program Launches in Washington, D.C. MEDIA NOTE

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 16, 2019 Twenty-six faith and community leaders, religious freedom advocates, and social media experts from South and Southeast Asia arrived in the United States this week to participate in a new, two-way Professional Fellows On-Demand Program exchange. The Religious Freedom and Interfaith Dialogue Exchange kicked-off in Washington, D.C. to coincide ... Read More»

USAID, Ministry of Higher Education, AUC Inaugurate Centers for Career Development at Zagazig University

July 15, 2019 Cairo – Today, students at Zagazig University have additional resources to prepare for and find jobs after they graduate.  Zagazig University inaugurated three Centers for Career Development through a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Higher Education, and the American University in Cairo.  These Centers will ... Read More»

Closing Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission at the Social Media Days Summit

14 July 2019 Greek Campus Closing Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dorothy Shea at the Social Media Days Summit Mesa’ al-kheir!  Good afternoon.  It’s been an honor for all of us at U.S. Embassy Cairo to be a part of this great event, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest social media forum.  ... Read More»

Peace to Prosperity 

Peace to Prosperity is a vision to empower the Palestinian people to build a prosperous and vibrant Palestinian society. It consists of three initiatives that will support distinct pillars of the Palestinian society: the economy, the people, and the government. Read the Economic Plan here . Read More»

Treasury Targets Iranian-Backed Hizballah Officials for Exploiting Lebanon’s Political and Financial System

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Press Release:            July 9, 2019 Contact:                     Treasury Public Affairs, (202) 622-2960 Treasury Targets Iranian-Backed Hizballah Officials for Exploiting Lebanon’s Political and Financial System Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated key Hizballah political and security figures leveraging ... Read More»

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: Egypt

  Executive Summary The constitution states that “freedom of belief is absolute” and “the freedom of practicing religious rituals and establishing worship places for the followers of divine (i.e. Abrahamic) religions is a right regulated by law.”  The constitution states that citizens “are equal before the Law,” and criminalizes discrimination and “incitement to hatred” based upon ... Read More»

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP WANTS TO BRING PROSPERITY TO THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST

  Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2019 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP WANTS TO BRING PROSPERITY TO THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST “For too long the Palestinian people have been trapped in inefficient frameworks of the past. The Peace to Prosperity plan is a framework for a brighter, ... Read More»

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report: Egypt

EGYPT: Tier 2 The Government of Egypt does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Egypt remained on Tier 2. The government identified more victims through the national anti-trafficking hotline, ... Read More»

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Concludes SelectUSA Investment Summit, Celebrating New Business Projects and Workforce Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Contact: Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Concludes SelectUSA Investment Summit, Celebrating New Business Projects and Workforce Development WASHINGTON – ​​​​​​Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross concluded the sixth SelectUSA Investment Summit, after bringing together business leaders and economic development officials from 79 ... Read More»

Ivanka Trump and Larry Kudlow to Provide Keynote Remarks at 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2019 Contact: Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 Ivanka Trump and Larry Kudlow to Provide Keynote Remarks at 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit WASHINGTON – Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow will deliver keynote remarks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit on June 11-12, the U.S. ... Read More»

The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2019)

The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2019), co-hosted by the governments of the United States and the Netherlands, showcased the depth and breadth of innovations that are improving lives around the world, and the critical role of governments in enabling environments for innovation to thrive. Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome. The prime minister and ... Read More»

Situation in Sudan

  The United States condemns the recent attacks on protesters in Sudan. We send our condolences to the victims and families who lost loved ones. We call on Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the Rapid Support Forces to desist from violence and we call for resumed contact with the Forces for Freedom and Change with ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt

  Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt   June 4, 2019 Location: Egypt Event: Given ongoing security concerns, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens resident or traveling in Egypt of our standing recommendation to exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Egypt and may attack with little or no warning. U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (June 4, 2019)   

Location: Egypt Event: Given ongoing security concerns, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens resident or traveling in Egypt of our standing recommendation to exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Egypt and may attack with little or no warning. U.S. citizens are encouraged to stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners. For more ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE /  JUNE 3, 2019 CITY HALL THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome. The prime minister and I were just remarking on what a great crowd, what a great group we have here. Thank you, Madame Mayor, for joining us as ... Read More»

بيان من وزير الخارجية بومبيو بمناسبة عيد الفطر

  وزارة الخارجية الأميركية مكتب المتحدث الرسمي واشنطن، العاصمة 3 يونيو 2019   بيان من وزير الخارجية بومبيو بمناسبة عيد الفطر   بالنيابة عن وزارة الخارجية الأميركية، يسرني أن أتمنى لجميع المسلمين عيد فطر مباركًا.   إن هذا العيد الذي يحلّ عقب شهر رمضان هو وقت للاحتفال في المجتمعات المسلمة في جميع أنحاء العالم. إنه ... Read More»

First Egyptian Delegation of Companies Heads to SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Embassy – Cairo Press Release  June 3, 2019 First Egyptian Delegation of Companies Heads to SelectUSA Investment Summit Cairo – For the first time, Egyptian companies will travel as a delegation to the United States to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 10-12, 2019, the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting Foreign Direct Investment ... Read More»

Reflections on the U.S.-Egypt Relationship:Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger

Reflections on the U.S.-Egypt Relationship: Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger at the General Meeting and Iftar of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt May 28, 2019 Thank you very much for the kind introduction. I certainly feel like I am among friends. The Embassy and the AmCham have been close partners and ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Date: May 28, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership, as well as the urgent need to achieve a ... Read More»

Joint Statement from the United States of America and the Kingdom of Bahrain

  The Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with the United States, will host the “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Manama on June 25 and June 26, 2019.  This workshop is a pivotal opportunity to convene government, civil society, and business leaders to share ideas, discuss strategies, and galvanize support for potential economic investments and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (May 19, 2019)

Subject: Alert: Reports of Roadside Bomb Attack on Tourist Bus in Giza Location: Egypt Event:  Reports of Roadside Bomb Injuring Tourists Near the New Egyptian Museum in Giza We are aware of a reported attack on a tourist bus in the museum complex near the Pyramids in the Giza area, resulting in injuries.  We are not aware ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: CDC suspends U.S. entry of dogs from Egypt

5/13/19: Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (May 13, 2019) Subject: Message for U.S. Citizens: CDC suspends U.S. entry of dogs from Egypt Location: Cairo, Egypt Event:  Notice by CDC of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from Egypt On May 10, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the ... Read More»

U.S. Women Soccer Stars Lead Coaching Workshop for Egyptian Players and Coaches

  Cairo –U.S. Women’s Soccer stars Linda Hamilton and Tiffany Marie Roberts will lead a coaching workshop for female players and their coaches from the Egyptian women’s Premiere League teams, May 12-16. Hamilton and Roberts are joined by retired U.S. Men’s soccer star Jeffery Alan Agoos. The three Americans are visiting Egypt as part of ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Ramadan

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 5, 2019 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend best wishes to Muslim communities at home and abroad for a blessed Ramadan. For many Muslims, this month is an occasion to focus on spiritual rejuvenation, kindness and resilience, compassion for those ... Read More»

Celebration of 40 Years of Peace between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON April 30, 2019 Celebration of 40 Years of Peace between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo hosted a ceremony today to celebrate and commemorate forty years of peace between the Arab Republic of ... Read More»

Earth Day 2019: Protecting Our Species

April 23, 2019 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo marked Earth Day 2019 on April 22 by highlighting the need to “Protect Our Species” with friends of Egypt’s environment at the Maadi Public Library.  The program raised awareness of the dangers faced by all species through presentations on Egypt’s biodiversity, the Migratory Soaring Birds ... Read More»

Advancing the U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign On Iran

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 22, 2019 The United States is not granting any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. Maximum pressure means maximum pressure. Secretary Pompeo announced his decision not to grant any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. As the Secretary has said, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports University Linkages Between Egypt and America

Cairo – Continuing its ongoing support to Egypt’s educational sector, the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and AMIDEAST, welcomes to Egypt this week a delegation of senior university administrators from the United States.  This visit is connecting American universities to the Ministry’s efforts to promote the establishment ... Read More»

Sudan Transition Underway

 STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON April 11, 2019 Sudan Transition Underway The United States is closely monitoring the situation unfolding in Khartoum.  The recent demonstrations clearly articulated the will of the Sudanese people to end Omar al Bashir’s rule.  We commend the Sudanese people for maintaining peaceful demonstrations since December 2018.  Sudan has the opportunity to ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt Before Bilateral Meeting

Oval Office April 9, 2019 12:17 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be with President Al Sisi of Egypt.  We have many things to discuss, as you can imagine: military, trade. And I have to say that a lot of progress has been made in a lot of ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Remains Commited to Egypt and Middle East Stability

April 9, 2019 “It’s a great honor to be with President El-Sisi, a friend—a great friend—of Egypt. And we have very special things happening. Our relationship has never been stronger. And we’re working with Egypt on many different fronts, including military and trade.” – President Donald J. Trump A STRATEGIC AND POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP: The United States ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  READOUT April 9, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi in Washington.  The Secretary and the President reaffirmed the strength ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Announces Intent To Designate IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Remarks to the Press Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC April 8, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. I’m here to make an important foreign policy announcement concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran. Today the United States is continuing to build its maximum pressure campaign against the Iranian regime. I am ... Read More»

Intent To Designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 8, 2019 Today, the Secretary of State announced his intent to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This designation is a historic step to counter Iran-backed ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo on the situation in Libya

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC April 7, 2019 The United States is deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli. We have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital. Forces should return to status ... Read More»

American Music Abroad and U.S. Embassy Bring “The T-Sisters” to Egypt

March 31, 2019  Cairo – American folk band “The T Sisters” are bringing their “indie folk” sound to Cairo, courtesy of the U.S. Embassy and American Music Abroad (AMA).  The band features the vocal harmonies of sisters Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen.  The T Sisters will be performing two public concerts and will be collaborating ... Read More»

U.S. and Egypt Hold 31st Military Cooperation Committee Meeting

March 28, 2019 Senior delegations from the United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt met March 20-22 in Washington, D.C., for the 31st meeting of the Military Cooperation Committee (MCC). The MCC is the premier bilateral defense forum for coordinating defense cooperation, identifying shared security objectives, and consulting on a wide array of strategic ... Read More»

CDA Thomas Goldberger Remarks on the 40th Anniversary of Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

March 26, 2019 Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel—an agreement that brought an end to decades of war, devastation, and human suffering. The Peace Treaty was preceded by the 1978 Camp David Accords, and was the product ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout March 26, 2019The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Washington.  The Secretary recognized the Foreign Minister’s dedication to strengthening the U.S.-Egypt bilateral relationship.  The Secretary and the ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Launches Centers of Excellence to Link Egyptian and U.S. Universities

March 26, 2019 Cairo – During his visit to Egypt this week, Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development Mark Green launched three Centers of Excellence at an inaugural event hosted by Ain Shams University. The Centers, a $90 million investment by the American people, aim to create lasting partnerships between Egyptian public ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Kicks Off Farm Productivity Project in Upper Egypt

March 25, 2019 Luxor – During his visit to Egypt, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green launched a $37 million project to enhance productivity across Egypt’s entire agricultural value chain, beginning on the farm and extending to when products reach consumers. The “Feed the Future” project helps farmers in Upper Egypt ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Celebrates Kom Ombo Temple Project

March 25, 2019 Kom Ombo – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and Chargé d’Affaires Thomas H. Goldberger joined the Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Anany and Aswan Governor General Ahmed Ibrahim in celebrating the completion of a groundwater lowering system at Kom Ombo Temple. “Rising groundwater is a threat to ... Read More»

Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to Egypt

Readout For Immediate Release Sunday, March 24, 2019 Administrator Mark Green met today in Egypt with USAID partners from civil society, entrepreneurs, representatives from religious communities, and Government of Egypt leaders. First, Administrator Green met with USAID implementing partners representing civil society to discuss their perspectives on challenges and opportunities for non-governmental organizations (NGO) in ... Read More»

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Commander Makes First Visit to Egypt

March 13, 2019 CAIRO – Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), visited Egypt March 12. This was Vice Admiral Malloy’s first visit to Egypt after taking command of NAVCENT. He met with senior Egyptian naval leaders in Alexandria to explore ways to enhance the strategic security relationship between Egypt and ... Read More»

Embassy Visit to Rod El Farag Water Treatment Plant Highlights U.S. Support for Clean Water for all Egyptians

March 12, 2019 CAIRO – Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger and other U.S. Embassy representatives, including USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin and Senior Regional Agricultural Attache Mariano Beillard, visited Cairo’s main water treatment plant at Rod El Farag on March 12, 2019. In 1986, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), ... Read More»

U.S. Charge d’Affaires Highlights U.S. Support for Egypt During Trip to Minya

March 11, 2019  MINYA – U.S. Charge d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger visited the city of Minya. Joining the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt in an event celebrating the Fulbright Commission’s 70th year in Egypt, Charge Goldberger and members of the Embassy team met the President of Minya University, Dr. Mustafa Abdel Nabi Abdel Rahman and his ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Congratulates Mama Maggie on Receiving the International Woman of Courage Award

March 7, 2019 CAIRO – The United States Embassy in Cairo warmly congratulates Magda Gobran, also known as Mama Maggie, who will receive an International Woman of Courage Award from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and First Lady Melania Trump in Washington, DC on March 7. Mama Maggie epitomizes the courage and leadership required to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Cairo Celebrates Women in Film at the 3rd Aswan International Women’s Film Festival

March 7, 2019  CAIRO – In partnership with the Aswan International Women’s Film Festival, the Embassy brought Egyptian-American film producer Dina Emam to Egypt on February 25th and 26th to lead a workshop and meet one-on-one with female Egyptian filmmakers. Dina Emam is best known for her work on the film “Yomeddine.” “We are delighted ... Read More»

2019 International Women of Courage Award Recipients Announced

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release​ MEDIA NOTE March 5, 2019 2019 International Women of Courage Award Recipients Announced Secretary of State Pompeo to Honor Awardees on March 7; Special Remarks by First Lady of the United States MelaniaTrump On Thursday, March 7, Secretary of State Pompeo will host the Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards at the U.S. ... Read More»

Deadline Extended to MARCH 22 for 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Applications

March 4, 2019 CAIRO – Attention all Egyptian entrepreneurs: The deadline to apply for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit has been extended to March 22nd! Are you an Egyptian entrepreneur with an investment-ready project?  Are you looking to scale up an existing, successful product or idea? Then apply today for your spot at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit ... Read More»

Egypt and U.S. unveil new groundwater system at Catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa

March 4, 2019 Alexandria – In support of Egypt’s vital tourism industry, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger joined Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Anany and Alexandria Governor Dr. Abdul Aziz Qansua to celebrate the completion of a groundwater lowering system at the Catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa on Sunday, March 3. “This site has rich cultural ... Read More»

Merger of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON March 3, 2019 Merger of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem On March 4, 2019, U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem will merge into U.S. Embassy Jerusalem to form a single diplomatic mission. This step follows Secretary Pompeo’s ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (February 27, 2019)

Location: Cairo, Egypt Event:  Train Accident at Ramsis Train Station in Cairo Further to previous reporting, Egyptian authorities are characterizing the incident at Ramsis train station this morning as an accident.  There are reports of many people dead and injured. Several social media sites carry footage of an apparent runaway train that hit a barrier at the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (February 27, 2019)

Location: Cairo, Egypt Event:  Security Incident at Ramsis Train Station in Cairo Authorities report a train accident at the Ramsis Station in Ramsis Square, Al Fagalah, Cairo. Please avoid the area and monitor local media for updates. Actions to Take: Avoid area of Ramsis Train Station.   Monitor local media for updates. Please sign up for Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ... Read More»

USAID Funds Partnerships between Leading Egyptian and American Universities

February 26, 2019 CAIRO – Three leading universities in Egypt will partner with American universities to create Centers of Excellence in energy, water, and agriculture. Supported by an investment of $90 million through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the three Centers will establish linkages between Egyptian universities and leading universities in the United ... Read More»

Women’s History Month 2019

The United Nations first declared March 8 to be International Women’s Day in 1975.  It is an occasion to celebrate women’s contributions to society and to raise awareness of the issues and obstacles that women continue to face. March is also Women’s History Month, an opportunity to reflect on and emphasize the role women have ... Read More»

Calling All Egyptian Entrepreneurs: Apply Today for the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

February 21, 2019 CAIRO – Are you an Egyptian entrepreneur with an investment-ready project?  Are you looking to scale up an existing, successful product or idea? Then apply today for your spot at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)!  Apply here: https://www.ges2019nl.nl/ GES is the premier annual gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and innovative thinkers. This year, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Condemns Terror Attack in Cairo

February 19, 2019 CAIRO – The United States Embassy in Cairo unequivocally condemns the terrorist incident in Cairo yesterday.  We deplore all forms of terrorism and honor the brave police officers who gave their lives to protect their fellow citizens. We offer our condolences to their families and wishes for a quick recovery to those ... Read More»

Egypt Assumes African Union Presidency

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson February 13, 2019   The United States congratulates Egypt on the start of its presidency of the African Union and looks forward to working together on the shared goal of a stable and prosperous Africa. During Egypt’s chairpersonship, ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Syria

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 6, 2019 Media Note   We, the Foreign Ministers and representatives of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, met today in Washington to continue our work in support of the UN’s efforts to achieve ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo at the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 6, 2019 Remarks Loy Henderson Auditorium Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. What a glorious group to see assembled, and thank you all for traveling here to Washington for this important meeting. Over the course of the last year, five partners have now ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo on Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 4, 2019 We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela. We are also heartened by ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on National African American History Month, 2019

In the year 1619, a Dutch trading ship sailed into the Chesapeake Bay and dropped anchor at Point Comfort, Virginia.  The vessel’s arrival marked the beginning of the unscrupulous slave trade in the American colonies.  It was from this immoral origin—and through inhuman conditions, discrimination, and prolonged hardship—that emerged the vibrant culture, singular accomplishments, and ... Read More»

Black History Month – 2019

Throughout February, the U.S. Embassy Cairo will host a variety of programs in honor of African American History Month!. Check this page regularly as we add our activities through the month. “National African American History Month is an occasion to rediscover the enduring stories of African Americans and the gifts of freedom, purpose, and opportunity ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Cairo Brings American “Writers’ Room” to Egypt

February 3, 2019 Cairo – During January 2019, the U.S. Embassy collaborated with the Middle East Media Initiative (MEMI), and Egyptian script development and screenwriters hub Birthmark Scenario to conduct a weeklong series of workshops for television scriptwriters.  These workshops provided Egyptian screenwriters with face-to-face access to expert American screenwriters in order to exchange ideas ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Interview With Rich Edson of Fox News

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Cairo, Egypt January 11, 2019 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you so much for joining us. SECRETARY POMPEO: Rich, it’s great to be with you this morning. QUESTION: We’re in Egypt, where the State Department says it wants broader cooperation with Egypt on human rights. Is it difficult when President Sisi says, ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Interview With Amal Roushdy of Egyptian State Television

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Cairo, Egypt January 11, 2019 QUESTION: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, I appreciate your time, and let me first start very quickly and briefly with your feedback about your visit to Egypt, including the meetings you held here. SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, thanks. It’s great to be with you. We had ... Read More»

Visit of Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to Egypt

Secretary Pompeo’s Interview With Rich Edson of Fox News Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Cairo, Egypt January 11, 2019 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you so much for joining us. SECRETARY POMPEO: Rich, it’s great to be with you this morning. QUESTION: We’re in Egypt, where the State Department says it wants broader cooperation with Egypt on human rights. Is it difficult when President Sisi says, ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Remarks at the Al Fattah Al Alim Mosque at the New Administrative Capital

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State New Administrative Capital Cairo, Egypt January 10, 2019   SECRETARY POMPEO: (In progress) chance to tour both the new cathedral and now this, a beautiful house of worship as well. It is truly a testament to the Egyptian people, the capacity to exercise their faith and their freedoms here ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Remarks to the Press at the New Administrative Capital

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State New Administrative Capital Cairo, Egypt January 10, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Just wanted to say this is a – I hope you all get a chance to see a truly remarkable place where you can see religious liberty, religious freedom at work in this special country. President Sisi clearly made a ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo A Force for Good: America Reinvigorated in the Middle East

Speech Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State The American University in Cairo Cairo, Egypt January 10, 2019 Thank you, Frank. Thank you to Frank Ricciardone. Thank you for your service to America as well, in addition to the duties that you perform here. I’ve had the good fortune to be a frequent visitor here to ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cairo, Egypt January 10, 2019 FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (Via translation) Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to welcome Secretary Pompeo. I had the honor of meeting him this morning after his meeting with President Sisi. During the meeting, the deep-rooted strategic bilateral relations ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Edit the translation in العربية For Immediate Release Readout January 10, 2019The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today in Cairo. The Secretary reiterated the United States’ commitment to the strategic partnership with Egypt and in its fight ... Read More»

Attack in Giza

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 28, 2018 The United States strongly condemns the attack carried out today on a tourist bus in Giza. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of those killed and we wish a quick recovery for those injured. We are unaware of any American citizen casualties ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Sustainable Tourism in Egypt’s Red Sea Governorate

December 13, 2018  Marsa Alam – In support of Egypt’s economic development and the prosperity of the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians that work in Egypt’s tourism industry, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on December 13 participated in the inauguration of an interpretive center, an ecotourism enterprise, and a refrigeration facility to conclude ... Read More»

Op-Ed by Thomas Goldberger: Celebrating Entrepreneurship All Year Long

Op-Ed by Thomas Goldberger, U.S. Embassy Cairo Chargé d’Affaires As published on December 13, 2018 by Ahram Weekly Newspaper: http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/26066.aspx Celebrating Entrepreneurship All Year Long The US Embassy in Cairo is committed to supporting Egyptian entrepreneurs throughout the year, including through the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund, writes Thomas Goldberger. Since 2007, American embassies around the world celebrate the spirit of ... Read More»

CDA Goldberger’s Remarks at a Holiday Event for the Cairo Friends of the Opera House

For Eden and me, one of the unexpected pleasures of living in Cairo has been the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a thriving cultural environment. We have enjoyed all of the different forms of art and culture that Cairo offers, and have especially enjoyed getting to know the unique institution of the Cairo Opera House, ... Read More»

Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to Cairo, Egypt

December 10, 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Cairo, Egypt, as part of her ongoing dialogue with foreign leaders about the ways, we as international partners, can work together to combat emerging transnational threats. While in Cairo, Secretary Nielsen will participate in bilateral meetings with senior Government ... Read More»

Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger at a reception in honor of the American companies participating in the 2018 Egyptian Defense Expo

  December 4, 2018 Good evening ladies and gentlemen, excellencies, distinguished colleagues from the diplomatic and military attaché corps, and, most of all, the many representatives of the private sector here in Cairo to participate in the first Egyptian Defense Exposition. Before I continue, I would like to ask you all to join me in ... Read More»

U.S. Welcomes First Egypt Defense Expo With Government, Military and Private Sector Participation

December 2, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Mission to Egypt congratulates Egypt on the first international Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) and warmly welcomes the over forty (40) American companies and organizations participating in this important event. Many of the U.S. exhibitors are represented by senior officials from their headquarters. American companies offer the most technologically advanced defense solutions ... Read More»

With U.S. Support, Centers for Career Development Prepare Egyptian Students for the Future

November 29, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the launch of two centers for career development at Alexandria University. This project was done in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and the American University in Cairo. The Centers – one at the Faculty of Commerce and ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo on The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statement by Secretary Pompeo Office of the Spokesperson November 23, 2018Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The Unites States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, ... Read More»

USAID Supports the Launch of Egypt’s First Women Entrepreneurs Network

November 18, 2018 Cairo – As part of the U.S. government’s support for entrepreneurship in Egypt in general and as part of the U.S. Embassy’s long-standing commitment to economic development in Egypt, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has cooperated with a number of Egyptian organizations to launch the Women Entrepreneurs Network (WEN).  The ... Read More»

Palermo Conference on Libya – STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 13, 2018 The United States welcomes the conclusions announced by the Government of Italy following the November 12-13 conference on Libya in Palermo, which brought Libyan and international leaders together to advance our shared goal of helping Libya’s institutions break their political deadlock and ensure a ... Read More»

INJAZ Egypt and U.S. Embassy Cairo Launch Startup Egypt 2019

November 13, 2018 Cairo – At an event marking Global Entrepreneurship Week, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and INJAZ Egypt announced the launch of Startup Egypt, one of the largest entrepreneurship pipelines in the country. Startup Egypt takes a sustainable, long-term approach to entrepreneurship by enrolling enthusiastic and creative graduates between the ages of 21 ... Read More»

U.S. Helps Egyptians Hone Skills During Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 12, 2018 Cairo – This year, the U.S. Mission in Egypt is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by helping to energize Egypt’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, especially among youth.  Between November 12-18, Egyptian audiences will be able to take part in talks, workshops, and lectures being offered across the country, including at Cairo’s Maadi Public Library American Corner and Greek ... Read More»

U.S. Condemns Deadly Attack in Egypt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 2, 2018 ________________________________ The Department of State condemns today’s deadly attack on a bus heading towards a Coptic Christian monastery in Upper Egypt. We extend our condolences to the families of these innocent victims. We remain steadfast in our support of Egypt’s efforts to combat terrorism ... Read More»

Boston Marathon Sports Envoys Develop Sports Tourism, Mentor Young Athletes

  Alexandria – Egyptian and American athletes rallied around their shared love for running and promoting health and fitness this past week as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Envoy program.  CEO of the Boston Athletic Association Tom Grilk, 1983 Boston Marathon champion Greg Meyer, and 1985 Boston Marathon champion Lisa Rainsberger were ... Read More»

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO CANNOT ACCESS STATE ELECTION WEBSITES

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO CANNOT ACCESS STATE ELECTION WEBSITES October 18, 2018 — Alexandria, Va. — The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has become aware of reports that some overseas voters are unable to access their state’s online voter registration and election systems. This is primarily due to states blocking web traffic from ... Read More»

The Chargé d’Affaires’ Speech at the Egyptian Community Impact Session

The CDA’s Speech at Egyptian Community Impact Session of the AmCham and U.S. Chamber’s U.S. Business Mission to Egypt Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It’s a pleasure to be with you.  I would like to start by thanking the leadership of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt: Tarek Tawfik and his ... Read More»

First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to Cairo, Egypt

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2018 First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to Cairo, Egypt First Lady Melania Trump landed in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday Morning.  Entissar Amer, the First Lady of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Thomas Goldberger, the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy ... Read More»

American Arts Incubator with Gene Felice: November 28 to December 21, 2018

U.S. Consulate General Alexandria, in collaboration with ZERO1 and El Horreya Creativity Center of Art at Alexandria, announces an open call for participants in the American Arts Incubator program. ­­ El Horreya Creativity Center of Art at Alexandria will host the program from November 28 to December 21. Visiting American Artist Gene Felice will teach evening workshops that ... Read More»

USAID, Ministry of Education Inaugurate Career Centers at Mansoura University

October 2, 2018 Mansoura – The U.S. government, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the American University in Cairo, celebrated the launch of two career development centers at Mansoura University this week. “These centers will help students prepare for, and attain, employment,” said USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin.  ... Read More»

U.S. and Egypt Collaborate on Cultural Property Protection

September 26, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has concluded a week-long workshop in Cairo in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on how to protect cultural property and investigate cases of illegally exported antiquities.  Trainers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the Cultural Antiquities ... Read More»

Dina El Wedidi Brings Electrifying Mix of Contemporary, Classic Egyptian Music to the United States

September 26, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo in partnership with the Center Stage arts exchange program is pleased to announce the U.S. tour of Dina Elwedidi and her band September 15 to October 19 across the United States.  Her tour will feature a mix of smaller shows and larger concerts in the ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Al-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt Before Bilateral Meeting

September 24, 2018 United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 5:23 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. It’s a great honor to be with President Al-Sisi, a friend — a great friend — of Egypt. And we have very special things happening. Our relationship has never been stronger. And we’re working with ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

September 24, 2018Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt during the United Nations General Assembly.  The two leaders underscored the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt.  President Trump reiterated his commitment to the security, stability, and prosperity of Egypt.  Both leaders discussed the ... Read More»

Youssra El Hawary Brings Contemporary Egyptian Music to American Audiences

September 23, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo in partnership with the Center Stage arts exchange program is pleased to announce the U.S. debut of Youssra El Hawary.  Youssra and her band will tour from September 11 to October 12 across the United States, featuring a number of musical residences, artist-to-artist exchanges, and public ... Read More»

United States Commits $13.8 Million in Water Sector Support for Egypt

September 10, 2018 Cairo – As part of Egypt’s economic reform program, the United States signed a $13.8 million agreement today to help build the capacity of the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater and its subsidiary companies.  This agreement reflects the American people’s support for the priorities of access to water and wastewater services, ... Read More»

CENTCOM Commander in Egypt to Observe BRIGHT STAR 18 Joint Exercise

September 9, 2018 CAIRO – General Joseph L. Votel, Commander, United States Central Command (CENTCOM) visited Egypt to observe U.S. military forces and the Egyptian Armed Forces during Exercise BRIGHT STAR 2018 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base. During his visit, General Votel met with senior Egyptian leaders to explore ways to enhance the strategic security ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Notification

September 4, 2018 • Police have finished their investigations at the scene of the incident. The Embassy is resuming normal business. Please Sign up for Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for security updates at STEP.state.gov. • Get SMS from the Embassy by sending your phone # to CairoConsSMS@gmail.com. Read More»

U.S. Embassy Cairo Notification

September 4, 2018 We are aware of a reported incident on Simon Bolivar Street in Cairo. Please avoid the area and monitor local media for updates. We are aware of reports that public transportation near the area has been disrupted due to the incident. Please exercise caution. S. Citizens should/not come to the Embassy at ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Cairo and American Film Showcase Partner with 2nd Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

August 26, 2018 Cairo –The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to announce the partnership between the premier American film diplomacy program, American Film Showcase, and El Gouna Film Festival for the second year. In the second edition of El Gouna Film Festival, CineGouna Platform will host a workshop and mentoring sessions with two prominent ... Read More»

USAID, UNICEF, Ministry of Sports partner to promote youth employment

August 13, 2018 Cairo – In celebration of International Youth Day, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is promoting youth employment and girls’ empowerment in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNICEF. USAID supports Egyptian efforts in Minya, Assiut, Sohag, and Qena to provide adolescents and youth with key life, ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  READOUT August 8, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.  They discussed the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership, U.S. military assistance ... Read More»

Statement from the President on the Reimposition of United States Sanctions with Respect to Iran

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 6, 2018 Today, the United States is taking action to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions with respect to Iran that were lifted in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (the “JCPOA”). These actions include reimposing sanctions on Iran’s automotive ... Read More»

37 Egyptian Women Graduate from USAID-Sponsored MBA Programs

July 26, 2018 Cairo – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the graduation of 37 women from all over Egypt who received USAID scholarships to earn Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degrees at premier universities in the United States. “These graduates join hundreds of USAID scholarship recipients who are making a difference ... Read More»

United States Commits to $45 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

July 25, 2018 Cairo – Egypt and the United States signed five bilateral assistance agreement amendments this week worth $45 million that demonstrate continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in health, education, governance, and agriculture.  The agreements are aligned with the Government of Egypt’s economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and ... Read More»

USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities

  July 16, 2018 USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities Cairo – The U.S. government, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the American University in Cairo (AUC), celebrated the launch of career development centers at universities in Minya and Beni Suef this week. “These centers will help ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Welcoming Libyan National Oil Corporation Resuming Production

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 12, 2018 The text of the following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of the United States of America, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, recalling their statement of 27 ... Read More»

July 4 Celebration Remarks by U.S. Embassy Cairo’s Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger

  Remarks Thomas Goldberger U.S. Embassy Cairo’s Chargé d’Affaires Cairo July 4, 2018 Thank you Dorothy, and welcome everyone,   It is an honor and a pleasure for Eden and me, along with all our embassy colleagues, to have you with us this evening to celebrate 242 years of American freedom and independence. July 4th ... Read More»

U.S., Egyptian Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agencies Share Knowledge

  July 3, 2018 ALEXANDRIA – Experts from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) met with Egyptian counterparts in Alexandria last week to exchange knowledge and explore best practices in combating fraudulent document proliferation. HSI experts showcased for the first time in Egypt the Forensic Laboratory (FL) archive, which is ... Read More»

Egypt 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report 

Egypt OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Tier 2 EGYPT: Tier 2 The Government of Egypt does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Egypt remained on Tier ... Read More»

Readout of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s Meeting with the President of Egypt

  June 21, 2018 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary   Readout of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s Meeting with the President of Egypt   Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt returned to the Arab Republic of Egypt and met today with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.  Building ... Read More»

United States Commemorates World Refugee Day

  Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2018 On World Refugee Day, we join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and our international partners in commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution and conflict. ... Read More»

Joint Statement of President Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

  President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of ... Read More»

LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ... Read More»

EGYPT 2017 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 Egypt   Executive Summary The constitution describes freedom of belief as “absolute” and specifies Islam as the state religion. It also enshrines the principles of sharia as the primary source of legislation, which local lawyers stated creates potential legal ambiguities with regard to the freedom of belief guaranteed in the ... Read More»

READOUT OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S CALL WITH PRESIDENT OF EGYPT ABDEL FATTAH AL SISI

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2018 READOUT OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S CALL WITH PRESIDENT OF EGYPT ABDEL FATTAH AL SISI Vice President Mike Pence spoke today with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to reinforce the strong partnership between the United States and Egypt. ... Read More»

Treasury Targets Iranian Individuals Providing Ballistic Missile Support to Yemen’s Huthis

  MAY 22, 2018 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian individuals who have provided ballistic missile-related technical expertise to Yemen’s Huthis, and who have transferred weapons not seen in Yemen prior to the current conflict, on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force ... Read More»

Near East: After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Near East: After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy 05/21/2018 12:17 PM EDT Remarks Mike Pompeo Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018   MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our distinguished guest, ... Read More»

INA Hosts First Visit for the Chairman General of the Egyptian General Authority for Land and Dry Ports during a Visit CBP Facilities in the U.S.

    From April 29 to May 4, 2018, the highest ranking official from the Egyptian General Authority for Land and Dry Ports (GALDP), Chairman Foad Elsayed Osman, accompanied the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Attaché to Egypt, during a CBP IVP visit to the United States. The visit was conducted in close coordination with ... Read More»

Presidential Message on Ramadan

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Presidential Message on Ramadan   With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world.   During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to ... Read More»

Gaza: A Failed Experiment by Hamas

Gaza: A Failed Experiment by Hamas As Hamas continues to exploit protests to foment violence against Israel, finding a way to help the people of Gaza in any meaningful way becomes more and more challenging. All parties interested in bringing change to Gaza need to face the reality that Hamas has failed its own people. The New York Times article entitled “Plan to Storm Fence Gets Bloody ... Read More»

USAID and Ministry of Health and Population Launch Family Planning Program

U.S. Embassy – Cairo Press Release May 12, 2018 USAID and Ministry of Health and Population Launch Family Planning Program Cairo – Responding to a request by the Government of Egypt to contribute to Egypt’s family planning efforts, USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin joined Minister of Health and Population Dr. Ahmed Emad Rady to ... Read More»

Meeting Between Special Rep Greenblatt and EGIS

May 11, 2018 Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt met on May 10 with General Abbas Kamal, Chief of the Egyptian Intelligence Service of the Arab Republic of Egypt.  The two officials discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Egypt and the urgent need to bring humanitarian relief to Gaza. ### Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

  Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of democratic governance. ... Read More»

SECRETARY MIKE POMPEO

    Mike Pompeo was sworn in as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018.  He previously served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 to April 2018.   Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Pompeo was serving in his fourth term as congressman from Kansas’ 4th District. He served on ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Brings Egyptians and Americans Together to Celebrate 2018 Earth Day

      CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo celebrated Earth Day 2018 on April 22 by bringing together interested Egyptians and Americans at the American Center at the Maadi Public Library for an environmental “Teach-In.”  The event featured a film showing and panel discussion, with the purpose of raising awareness of today’s environmental ... Read More»

Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Press Briefing Room Washington, DC April 20, 2018 MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the  2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices . Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we ... Read More»

EGYPT 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 Egypt   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY         According to its constitution, Egypt is a republic governed by an elected president and unicameral legislature. Domestic and international observers concluded the 2014 presidential election was administered professionally and in line with the country’s laws, while also expressing serious concerns that government limitations on ... Read More»

Statement by Heather Nauert – Holding Russia Accountable for Chemical Weapons Use in Salisbury, UK

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 18, 2018   Today, the UN Security Council and the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met to discuss the OPCW’s recent findings related to the March 4 use of a military-grade ... Read More»

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson on the Chemical Attack in Douma

  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON April 7, 2018 On the Chemical Attack in Douma We continue to closely follow disturbing reports April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Spokesperson on Egyptian Elections

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 2, 2018 Following his re-election, we look forward to continuing to work with President Abdelfattah al-Sisi to advance our strategic partnership and address our common challenges, while encouraging respect for and protection of basic rights and freedoms. The United States values its strong partnership with Egypt ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

April 2, 2018 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. President Trump congratulated President Al Sisi on his reelection. The two leaders affirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, and noted that they look forward to advancing this partnership and addressing common challenges. Read More»

American Hip-Hop Group “Dangerflow” Comes to Egypt

April 03, 2018   Cairo – Dangerflow, an American hip hop group from Miami, Florida is bringing their exciting sound to Egypt for a series of concerts in Cairo and Alexandria, courtesy of the U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad (AMA) program. This program is the second in the Embassy’s “Al-Hakawatya” series, featuring storytelling ... Read More»

ICE and Egyptian Administrative Control Authority sign Memorandum of Understanding

March 22, 2018 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority (ACA) to facilitate ongoing cooperation between the two agencies through the exchange of expertise and best practices, information sharing, and other collaborative efforts. The memo was signed during a visit to Washington by ... Read More»

Readout of the Trilateral Meeting of the National Security Advisors of the United States of America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2018 Readout of the Trilateral Meeting of the National Security Advisors of the United States of America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates The National Security Advisors of the United States of America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy “Shaghlna” Job Fair Comes to Cairo

March 26, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo proudly announces its fourth annual job fair, “Shaghlna,” to be held on Saturday, March 31 at the Greek Campus in downtown Cairo. The fair underscores the Embassy’s commitment to Egypt’s economic growth and the continued professional development of its people. During the fair, more than ... Read More»

Embassy Cairo Travel Alert

March 25, 2018 Egypt will hold Presidential elections March 26-28, 2018. American citizens in Egypt are reminded to monitor the news and exercise increased caution. More information about travel to Egypt, including the Department of State’s Travel Advisory< https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Egypt.html >, can be found at  www.travel.state.gov < http://www.travel.state.gov >. Travelers may also: * Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Alexandria Bomb Attack

March 24, 2018 CAIRO – The U.S Embassy in Cairo condemns today’s bomb attack on security officers in Alexandria.   We express our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and wish the wounded a speedy recovery.  The United States reaffirms our commitment to stand with Egypt in the battle against terrorism. ### Read More»

Readout of the Gaza Conference at the White House

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2018 Yesterday, the White House hosted a conference with representatives from 20 countries, including Israel and many Arab states, to discuss solutions to the worsening humanitarian and economic conditions in Gaza.  The conference, convened by White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Special ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump

The White House March 13, 2018 Press secretary Sarah Sanders distributed the following: Statement from President Donald J. Trump “I am proud to nominate the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new Secretary of State. Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the U.S. ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger at a Grant Signing Ceremony with the ERC

(As Prepared) “Today Minister Nasr, Egyptian Red Cross Secretary-General Dr. Moamena Kamel, and USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin, and I are signing a grant from the US Agency for International Development to the Egyptian Red Crescent for 2.2 million Egyptian pounds. This grant will allow the Red Crescent to provide psychological and social support ... Read More»

Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official on North Korea Announcement

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Remarks by Secretary Tillerson: U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia March 6, 2018 MR CABRERA: Good morning, everyone. Thank you so much for being with us today for a very, very special presentation. I’m honored to welcome our Secretary of State to George Mason, who, as you know, is on his way to a ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

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March 10, 2018: Egypt’s Fourth Annual Maker Faire & Global Mentoring Walk

Maker Faire The fourth annual Maker Faire Cairo is taking place at the  Smart Village , organized by  Fab Lab Egypt  in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Cairo ’s American Center. Join this educational event with more than 200 Makers20 speakers , and 35 hands-on activities – as well as performances, there will be also a special area for kids. For more information and tickets: Tickets (online): <a style="font-family: arial;font-size: ... Read More»

Women’s History Month 2018

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo celebrates this month every year in many ways, please join us this year and check this page regularly for ongoing updates and to join our programs and events while we ... Read More»

State Department Terrorist Designations of ISIS Affiliates and Senior Leaders

 MEDIA NOTE February 27, 2018 State Department Terrorist Designations of ISIS Affiliates and Senior Leaders The Department of State has designated three ISIS-affiliated groups – ISIS-West Africa, ISIS-Philippines, and ISIS-Bangladesh – as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) pursuant to Section 219 ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Welcomes U.S. Investment in Egypt with Mars Expansion

February 27, 2018 Cairo – Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger joined Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Qabil in welcoming the President of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery Company Martin Radvan to Egypt to celebrate the expansion of Mars’ production facility in 6th of October City.  They were joined by senior executives of Mars Wrigley, which is ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas H. Goldberger at Mars Wrigley Confectionary Production Expansion Ceremony

February 27, 2018 Good morning, Mr. Minister, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Radvan, Mr. AbouOaf, it is a real pleasure to see you in Egypt and to be with you and your colleagues today to congratulate Mars, a major American company and the most well-known confectionary company in the world that has been working ... Read More»

U.S. Efforts to Protect Religious Minorities

By  Knox Thames  on February 22, 2018 PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND RELIGIOUS MINORITIES: We will advocate on behalf of religious freedom and threatened minorities. Religious minorities continue to be victims of violence. We will place a priority on protecting these groups and will continue working with regional partners to protect minority communities from attacks and to preserve ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS 60 Minutes

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USAID and Ministry of Education Launch Renewable Energy Curriculum

February 20, 2018  Aswan – A new curriculum developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development in partnership with the Ministry of Education will help over 300 technical school students in Aswan and Hurghada specialize in renewable energy and prepare them for employment in Egypt’s promising solar and wind power sectors. This new, three-year diploma ... Read More»

Chairman Royce Leads Delegation to Egypt

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Secretary Tillerson Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi

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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Amman, Ankara, Beirut, Cairo, and Kuwait City

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Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. CENTCOM Commander General Joseph Votel

01-31-2018 Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the US Department of State’s Dubai Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome all of our callers who have dialed in from across the Arab world. Today, we are joined by the commander of the United States Central Command, General Joseph Votel. The United States Central Command’s area ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson Designates HASM & Liwa Al-Thawra as Specially Designated Global Terrorists

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018 The Department of State has designated Ismail Haniyeh, Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra, and Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASM) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. In announcing these designations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson emphasized that “these ... Read More»

USAID Supports Healthy Living in Egypt Through Health Communications Project

January 31, 2018 Cairo – Thousands of Egyptians are living healthier lives today thanks to a joint project between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Health and Population to improve the skills of over 700 Egyptian health educators.  The project, which began in 2014 and completed this month, featured a ... Read More»

USAID and Ministry of Education Strengthen Egyptian Technical Education

January 31, 2018 Alexandria – The future of technical education in Egypt received a significant boost with the completion on January 24 of a seven-day workshop for 1,300 Egyptian technical school teachers and administrators from 60 vocational schools in 11 governorates across Egypt. The workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in ... Read More»

Black History Month 2018

Each February, Black History Month honors the struggles and triumphs of millions of American citizens over the most devastating obstacles: slavery, prejudice, poverty as well as their contributions to the nation’s cultural and political life. Black History Month was the inspiration of Carter G. Woodson, a noted scholar and historian, who instituted Negro History Week ... Read More»

Services at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo during the U.S. government lapse in appropriations

Consular Services: At this time, scheduled passport and visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits.  Please check our social media accounts, our website or travel.state.gov for any further information. The American Center Cairo (ACC): The American Center at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is ... Read More»

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. at the American Center

On January 15, the American Center celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The program included interactive exercises that aimed at practicing English language skills while learning about this important figure in American history. Participants read an article from “Celebrate! Holidays in the USA” which provided an overview of MLK’s life and ... Read More»

U.S. and Egypt Hold Military Cooperation Committee Meeting

January 10, 2017 CAIRO – Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for International Security Affairs Robert Karem joined Air Marshal Younis al Masri, Chief of the Egyptian Air Force, in cohosting the Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) meeting on January 8-9.  The MCC, which meets annually, is the premier bilateral forum for planning and coordinating security cooperation strategy between the ... Read More»

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel

January 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Middle East later this month on behalf of President Donald Trump. The Vice President will visit Egypt, Jordan, and Israel January 19-23, 2018. The Vice President will address the shared need to combat terrorism and assist persecuted religious minorities. The Vice ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

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USAID and Ministry of Health Launch Nationwide Community Health Worker Strategy

December 27, 2017 CAIRO – Today, USAID/Egypt and representatives from the Ministry of Health and Population celebrated the launch of a new nationwide Community Health Worker Strategy that will help Egyptians gain greater access to health information and advice. “Community Health Workers serve as a vital connection between the people and the health system,” said USAID/Egypt ... Read More»

U.S. FBI and Egyptian ACA Cooperate to Fight Corruption

December 26, 2017 CAIRO – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority (ACA) to facilitate ongoing cooperation between the two agencies.  The MOU between the two agencies, both responsible for investigating government corruption, was signed during a visit to Cairo by a delegation ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling ... Read More»

USAID Celebrates Agreement to Build 20 Career Centers at Egyptian Universities

December 13, 2017   Cairo –USAID/Egypt, in partnership with the American University in Cairo, announced the launch of a project to build 20 Career Development Centers at universities throughout Egypt to provide Egyptian students training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and networking, and better prepare students to enter the job market. The project’s launch included representatives of the ... Read More»

Embassy Clarification of Security Messages

December 11, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is aware of a fake security message attributed to the embassy, circulating over the past 24 hours.  This security message did NOT come from the U.S. Embassy.  Any real security messages for U.S. Citizens from the U.S. Embassy will always be posted on our website here: https://eg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/ ### ... Read More»

Over 600 Students Graduate from U.S. Embassy-sponsored English Language Program

December 10, 2017 CAIRO – On Sunday, December 10, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Thomas H. Goldberger presented graduation certificates to 370 young Egyptians from Cairo, Alexandria, and the Nile Delta on their completion of the Access English Language Program.  An additional 300 students from Upper Egypt will receive their graduation certificates in a separate ceremony ... Read More»

Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the U.S. Decision to Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City December 8, 2017   Thank you, Mr. President. The Jewish people are a patient people. Throughout three thousand years of civilization, foreign conquest, exile, and return, Jerusalem has remained their spiritual home. For nearly 70 years, ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Mission to Egypt is aware that several groups are calling for protests in Alexandria on December 8, 2017. Demonstrations have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Cairo reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. We urge U.S. citizens to avoid all protests. * The U.S. Consulate ... Read More»

Security Message to U.S. Citizens

This message follows up on the security message distributed on December 6. The Embassy has become aware of calls for demonstrations and protests over the coming days, some of which have the potential to become violent. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas of demonstrations, and to exercise caution in the vicinity of large ... Read More»

Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

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President Donald J. Trump’s Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 06, 2017 President Donald J. Trump’s Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel “My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” – President Donald J. Trump RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM: President ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: President Trump’s announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital

President Trump’s announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has generated significant media attention. At this time we are not aware of any planned demonstrations against this policy. American citizens are urged to monitor local news and exercise normal precautions. Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to ... Read More»

United States Supports Egypt’s Cultural Heritage at Shrine of al-Imam al-Shafi’i

December 6, 2017 CAIRO – Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger joined Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Enany on December 4 in reviewing the significant archaeological work that the Egyptian organization “Megawra” is undertaking at the historic mausoleum of al-Imam al-Shafi’i, in the cemetery district of Historic Cairo. Megawra’s Athar Lina Initiative for Egyptian Cultural Preservation has been ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution (December 6, 2017)

December 6, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide ... Read More»

United States and Egypt Agree to Further Trade Cooperation

December 6, 2017 CAIRO – The United States and Egypt met on December 5 under the bilateral Trade and Investment Council.  The Council, established under the 1999 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), discussed ways to further expand fair and reciprocal trade and investment between the two countries. The United States used the meeting to update ... Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks: On the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 28, 2017   The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The D.P.R.K.’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Condemns Cowardly Attack on Mosque in North Sinai

November 24, 2017   Cairo – Today’s terrorist attack on worshippers attending Friday prayers at a mosque in Arish was an unconscionable act of cowardice and hate.  The Embassy extends heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were killed and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.  As Egypt battles the scourge of terrorism, the ... Read More»

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ... Read More»

Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

November 18, 2017   The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30.   Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. contingent ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Helps Egyptians Hone Skills During Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 13, 2017  One week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity as they connect with potential collaborators, mentors, and investors during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations, including the U.S. government, support this ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2017 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia  President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.  King Salman expressed his condolences for the recent terrorist attack in New ... Read More»

USAID Supports Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs at “Minyathon” Minya Startup Weekend

October 26, 2017 Minya – As part of the commitment of the United States to work with the public and private sector to strengthen Egypt’s economy and provide job opportunities for youth, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is co-sponsoring a “Startup Weekend” in Minya, on October 26-28.  The “Minyathon” will bring together ... Read More»

Ongoing U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Rakhine State Crisis, Burma

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U.S. State Dept. Spokesperson on Terrorist Attack Against Egyptian Security Forces

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 21, 2017 Terrorist Attack Against Egyptian Security Forces The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack against Egyptian security forces near the Bahariya Oasis yesterday, which killed dozens of Egyptian personnel and wounded many others.  We offer our ... Read More»

US Embassy Condemns Killing of Egyptian Police and Security Personnel

October 21, 2017 “The October 20 terrorist attack on Egyptian police and security personnel was an inhumane crime. The Embassy offers heartfelt condolences to the bereaved and we wish a quick recovery to those injured.  As Egyptian police and security personnel continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect their country, we reaffirm the ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson on Raqqa’s Liberation from ISIS

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON October 20, 2017 Raqqa’s Liberation from ISIS We congratulate the Syrian people and the Syrian Democratic Forces, including the Syrian Arab Coalition, on the liberation of Raqqa. The United States is proud to lead the 73-member Global Coalition that supported this effort, which has seen ISIS’s so-called caliphate ... Read More»

Statement by Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt on Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation Efforts

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 19, 2017 Press Office: [Phone +972-2-622-6908] Email: ConGenPress@state.gov https://jru.usconsulate.gov All parties agree that it is essential that the Palestinian Authority be able to assume full, genuine, and unhindered civil and security responsibilities in Gaza and that we work together to improve the humanitarian ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Condemns Sinai Attacks on Armed Forces, Police, and Civilians

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo deplores the recent terrorist attacks on security forces, police, and civilians, including Christian Egyptians, in the Sinai Peninsula and elsewhere in Egypt.  These attacks once again demonstrate the depravity of the terrorists, in stark contrast to officers and civilians who are giving their lives to serve and protect fellow ... Read More»

New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump on Iran Strategy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 13, 2017 Diplomatic Reception Room 12:53 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. My fellow Americans: As President of the United States, my highest obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the American people. History has shown that the longer ... Read More»

Treasury Designates the IRGC under Terrorism Authority and Targets IRGC and Military Supporters under Counter-Proliferation Authority

10/13/2017 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and consistent with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.  OFAC designated the IRGC today for its activities in support of the IRGC-Qods Force ... Read More»

Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Hizballah Key Leaders Talal Hamiyah and Fu’ad Shukr

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 10, 2017 The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information leading to the location, arrest, or conviction in any country of two key leaders of the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hizballah. The Department is offering a reward of up to $7 ... Read More»

Sanctions Revoked Following Sustained Positive Action by the Government of Sudan

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 6, 2017 Today, the United States decided to revoke economic sanctions with respect to Sudan and the Government of Sudan under Executive Orders 13067 and 13412, in recognition of the Government of Sudan’s sustained positive actions to maintain a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas in ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson on Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s Referendum

The United States does not recognize the Kurdistan Regional Government’s unilateral referendum held on Monday. The vote and the results lack legitimacy and we continue to support a united, federal, democratic and prosperous Iraq. We remain concerned about the potential negative consequences of this unilateral step. Prior to the vote, we worked with both the ... Read More»

United States Commits to Over $100 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

September 27, 2017 CAIRO – Egypt and the United States signed new bilateral assistance agreements and amendments this week worth over $100 million that support the Government of Egypt’s economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and private sector led growth and job creation.  These agreements demonstrate ongoing support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt ... Read More»

Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s Referendum

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON September 25, 2017 The United States is deeply disappointed that the Kurdistan Regional Government decided to conduct today a unilateral referendum on independence, including in areas outside of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.  The United States’ historic relationship with the ... Read More»

USTDA Acting Director Visits Egypt to Support Economic Development, U.S. Industry Engagement

September 24, 2017 CAIRO – Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency Thomas R. Hardy visited Egypt on September 23 and 24 in order to strengthen the agency’s support for U.S. commercial engagement in Egypt’s infrastructure development. During the visit, Acting Director Hardy signed a grant with Egyptian energy and electric cable corporation ... Read More»

The United States and Egypt celebrate completion of Ancient Memphis Walking Circuit

September 24, 2017 Cairo –Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El Enany celebrated on September 23 the completion of the Ancient Memphis Walking Circuit in Mit Rahina. The walking circuit connects eight archaeological sites in the center of Egypt’s first capital city of the Pharaonic ... Read More»

Joint Statement from the Ministerial Discussion on Syria

For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE September 21, 2017 Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their ... Read More»

Statement By Secretary Tillerson

September 14, 2017 North Korea’s Missile Launch North Korea’s provocative missile launch represents the second time the people of Japan, a treaty ally of the United States, have been directly threatened in recent weeks. These continued provocations only deepen North Korea’s diplomatic and economic isolation. United Nations Security Council resolutions, including the most recent unanimous ... Read More»

American Theater Comes to Cairo via “Theater Mitu”

September 14, 2017  Cairo – In partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is excited to bring New York based company Theater Mitu to the upcoming Cairo International Festival of Contemporary and Experimental Theatre (CifCet).  Theater Mitu will be performing on the 27th and 28thof September at 8:00 PM at the El Hanager ... Read More»

U.S., Egypt conduct joint CPX during Bright Star 2017

MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, EGYPT September 11, 2017 Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs  MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt – U.S. and Egyptian service members are conducting a joint command-post exercise as part of bilateral exercise Bright Star 2017, Sept. 10 – 20, at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Condemns Unconscionable Attack on Egyptian Police, First Responders in Sinai

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo condemns in the strongest terms today’s attack in the Sinai that resulted in the reported deaths of at least 18 Egyptian policemen, including officers, as well as several ambulance workers, and expresses its deep sympathies for those killed and injured by this cowardly act of terrorism. The United States ... Read More»

U.S., Egypt kick off Exercise Bright Star 2017

MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, EGYPT September 10, 2017 Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt — More than 200 U.S. service members are participating alongside the Egyptian armed forces for the bilateral U.S. Central Command Exercise Bright Star 2017, Sept. 10 – 20, 2017 ... Read More»

Bright Star 2017 Demonstrates U.S. – Egyptian Security Cooperation

September 5, 2017  Cairo –The U.S. Central Command and the Egyptian Armed Forces have officially announced that the Bright Star military exercise will take place September 10-20 at the Mohamed Naguib Military Base in Egypt. According to U.S. Embassy Cairo Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger, “This exercise, which was initially conducted in 1981, is a clear sign of ... Read More»

Secretary Rex W. Tillerson on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC August 31, 2017 As the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina comes to a close, I wish Muslims across the globe a meaningful and blessed Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice,’ is a special time when millions of Muslims ... Read More»

Three Egyptian Music Ensembles Selected to Tour U.S. in Fall 2018

August 30, 2017  Cairo –The Center Stage music program, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, has selected three contemporary music ensembles from Egypt for month-long tours in the U.S. between July and December 2018.  Dina El Wedidi, Mohamed Abozekry & Karkadé, and Youssra El Hawary will bring their exceptional sounds to America and ... Read More»

Egypt and U.S. Inaugurate Newly Refurbished and Modernized Citizen Service Centers in Beheira

August 29, 2017  Beheira – U.S. and Egyptian government officials inaugurated newly refurbished and modernized Citizen Service Centers in Abu Hummos, Kafr El Dawar, and Damanhour.  These one-stop shops for government services were upgraded through cooperation between the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Beheira Governorate, and the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Cairo Proud to Partner with El Gouna Film Festival

August 27, 2017 Cairo –The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to announce that the premier American film diplomacy program, American Film Showcase, will partner with the El Gouna Film Festival to host workshops and mentoring sessions with two prominent American filmmakers.  Screenwriter and director Richard Tanne, and producer and screenwriter Jeff Stockwell, will participate ... Read More»

Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell and Tim Lenderking’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

On August 23, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt and his senior advisors.  The two sides affirmed their ... Read More»

Fourth Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Attack at Ghouta, Syria

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 21, 2017 Four years ago today, the Syrian regime launched a horrific chemical attack with the nerve agent sarin on the opposition-controlled suburb of Ghouta in Damascus – leaving more than 1,400 Syrians dead, many of them children. On this solemn anniversary, the international community remembers ... Read More»

U.S., Ministry of Education honor STEM high school graduates

August 21, 2017  Cairo –The U.S. government, working in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Education, answered President Sisi’s recent call for a greater focus on science and technology education with a graduation ceremony on Sunday, August 20 for students from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) high schools in Maadi and 6th October ... Read More»

USAID and Ministry of Education and Technical Education link Egyptian technical school students to jobs

August 17, 2017   Luxor – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) brought together in Luxor this week 600 Egyptian technical school teachers and administrators from 28 schools to highlight the Workforce Improvement and Skills Enhancement (WISE) project’s efforts to link Egyptian students with the ... Read More»

U.S., Egypt Announce Success of Public Service Project

August 14, 2017 Cairo – Egyptian and U.S. government officials announced the successful completion of a project to improve efficiency and responsiveness of public services in Egypt.  The Effective Planning and Services project was implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with Egypt’s Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Local Development, and the ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Embassy Libya

The United States is fully committed to working with all Libyans to help advance stabilization and resolve the conflict in Libya.  The United States engages a wide range of Libyan political and security figures.  Ambassador Bodde meets regularly with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, including in Tunis on August 7, 2017.  Ambassador Bodde has also met ... Read More»

Update: Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Brett McGurk Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 4, 2017 MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you all doing today? Good to see you — QUESTION: Tired. MS NAUERT: Good to see you back. I know, it’s ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2017 FACT SHEET: Resolution 2371 (2017) Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea Resolution 2371 (2017), adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on August 5, 2017, strengthens UN sanctions on North Korea in response to its two ... Read More»

European Court of Justice’s Decision on Hamas

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE July 27, 2017 European Court of Justice’s Decision on Hamas The United States welcomes the July 26 decision by the European Court of Justice to retain the European Union’s proscription of Hamas as a terrorist organization.  Hamas, a U.S. Department of State-designated ... Read More»

Travel Warning – Egypt

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to consider the risks of travel to Egypt due to threats from terrorist and violent political opposition groups.  This replaces the Travel Warning issued on December 23, 2016.  A number of terrorist groups, including ISIS, have committed multiple deadly attacks in Egypt, targeting government officials and security ... Read More»

U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative Graduates 52 Women MBAs

July 19, 2017 Cairo – In a ceremony held July 18, senior U.S. Embassy and Government of Egypt officials welcomed back to Egypt 52 outstanding women scholars who recently completed Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs at premier universities in the United States.  Selected from throughout Egypt, the women received scholarships for the two-year MBA program ... Read More»

Statement By Secretary Tillerson: Liberation of Mosul

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON July 10, 2017 Liberation of Mosul On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Abadi and the Iraqi people on their liberation of Mosul. This is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

July 5, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke today aboard Air Force One with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to address the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its Arab neighbors.  President Trump called on all parties to negotiate constructively to resolve the dispute, and he reiterated the need for all countries to follow ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Goldberger’s remarks as the U.S. Embassy in Cairo celebrates Independence Day

It’s a pleasure for Eden and me to welcome you to the Embassy tonight to help us celebrate American Independence. Americans love the Fourth of July. It’s a chance for our country to come together to celebrate our independence, our freedom, our tolerance, and the remarkable achievements of our diverse society and its contributions to ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC July 4, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Testing an ICBM represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world. Global action is required to stop ... Read More»

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On the Middle East

June 9, 2017 Treaty Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Good afternoon, and I thank all of you for your patience. I know you’ve been waiting a little while. Three weeks ago, the President joined members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in a strong show of partnership, repudiation of extremism, and a plan to defeat terrorism ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson: 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Pride Month

In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Terrorists have attacked targets associated with the Christian community in Egypt.  Incidents have occurred in both urban and isolated settings.  Additional attacks may be possible.  The Egyptian Government has deployed police and military forces to protect Egyptian citizens and foreign visitors. Until further notice, personnel assigned to the U.S. Mission in Egypt are prohibited from ... Read More»

Embassy condemns attack in Minya

May 26, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Cairo condemns the depraved, horrific terrorist attack today against innocent civilians in Minya.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this heinous, reprehensible assault. We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and we wish the injured a speedy recovery. ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The Embassy is aware of a potential threat posted on a website by the Hassm Group, a known terrorist organization, suggesting some kind of unspecified action this evening.  The Embassy has no further information about this potential threat, but is in contact with Egyptian authorities.  Additional information will be provided if it becomes available. U.S. ... Read More»

Promoting U.S.-Egypt Collaboration in Science and Technology

April 24, 2017 CAIRO – Meeting in Cairo April 23-24, the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund continued a long tradition of U.S.-Egypt cooperation on high-impact research between Egyptian and American scientists by approving 15 joint projects in the fields of agriculture, energy, health, and water.  The board also agreed ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

In light of recent terrorist attacks targeting religious institutions in Alexandria and Tanta (a city about 50 miles north of Cairo) and the subsequent declaration of a state of emergency by the government of Egypt, U.S. Mission personnel have been advised to avoid identifiable places of worship for the next two weeks. U.S. citizens should maintain ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Statement on Attacks in Egypt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 9, 2017 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks on Christian places of worship in Tanta and Alexandria that killed dozens of innocent people and injured many more on this holy day of Palm Sunday. We express our condolences to the families ... Read More»

Embassy Condemns Attack on Church in Tanta

April 9, 2017 CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy condemns the heinous, reprehensible terrorist attack against peaceful worshippers at Saint George’s Church in Tanta on one of the holiest days of the Christian year. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this horrific attack.  We express our deepest condolences to the families and ... Read More»

U.S.-Egypt Maker Faire Attracts Thousands to Smart Village

April 9, 2017 Cairo – An estimated 10,000 people attended the third annual Cairo Maker Faire, which took place Saturday, April 8 at Smart Village, Egypt’s foremost technology and business park.  Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and hosted by FabLab Egypt, the Faire celebrates innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial individuals who use technology to make useful ... Read More»

Ambassador Haley on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, addressed the UN Security Council at an emergency meeting on Syria. Insisting the meeting be held publicly< http://state.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c68ef31665160e561b585ba61&id=c15354e341&e=0d33fc7eb1 >, Ambassador Haley made clear to Syria and its ... Read More»

Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 6, 2017 Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson on Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 4, 2017 The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the third allegation of the use of such weapons in the past month alone. There are reports of dozens dead, including many children. While we continue to monitor the terrible ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Mattis’s Meeting With President Al-Sisi

April 5, 2017 Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt at the Pentagon today. Secretary Mattis recognized Egypt’s importance to the stability of the Middle East, as well as Egypt’s ongoing fight to counter terrorism and protect Egypt’s borders. The two ... Read More»

Paul Ryan Statement on Meeting with Egyptian President Al-Sisi

April 4, 2017 WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after hosting a bipartisan meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: “After visiting with President al-Sisi in Cairo last year, I enjoyed the opportunity to host him at the Capitol this afternoon. The strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt is essential to ... Read More»

Royce Statement on Meeting with Egyptian President Al-Sisi

April 4, 2017 Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement after meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt: “Egypt plays a key role in a turbulent region by helping promote stability in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere. Especially in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the country faces ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt

April 03, 2017 President Donald J. Trump today welcomed President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to the White House to continue efforts to strengthen the United States-Egypt strategic partnership and to mark a new day in the relationship between the countries. The United States and Egypt stand fully committed to addressing critical bilateral and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Aviation Security Enhancement

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance security, to include airport security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States. These enhancements include more stringent measures applied to 10 specific airports, to include Cairo International Airport. The ... Read More»

Access English Scholarships Awarded to 640 Egyptian Students

March 16, 2017 ASWAN – On Thursday, March 16, Adnan Siddiqi, the Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs, visited Aswan to welcome many of the 640 public high school students who are joining the Access Program, the Embassy’s flagship English-language teaching program for young Egyptians.  Through the program, students from Upper Egypt will have the opportunity to ... Read More»

Promoting Collaboration in Port Said

March 12, 2017 CAIRO – U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft visited Port Said on March 10, 2017, to meet with Egyptian shipping company representatives regarding recurrent transits of the canal by U.S. vessels. Ambassador Beecroft also visited a U.S. vessel and met senior Suez Canal security officials. “The Suez Canal is a vital waterway that is ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Alexandria Celebrates New Offices, Strong Engagement

March 12, 2017 ALEXANDRIA – In celebration of its new office space at the Helnan Palestine Hotel, the U.S. Consulate General in Alexandria hosted an “Opening Day” reception on March 11.  Consulate Alexandria and Embassy Cairo staff described the many ways the U.S. Mission works with Egyptians throughout the country.  Approximately 600 guests attended the ... Read More»

Luxor Wastewater Plant Expansion Promotes Health, Livelihood

March 6, 2017  Luxor – U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft and Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on March 6 for the expansion of Luxor’s wastewater treatment plant.  When complete, the expansion will nearly double the capacity of the system to provide wastewater treatment to residents of Luxor and El Bayadeya. “Effective treatment of wastewater is ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 01, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in ... Read More»

Thousands Attend U.S.-Supported Employment Fair in Cairo

February 26, 2017 Cairo – On Saturday, February 25, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Job Nile to support Egypt’s largest employment fair. The event featured 72 local and international companies offering more than 5,000 jobs, as well as thousands of training opportunities to qualified Egyptians.  Attracting over 11,000 job seekers with résumés and applications in ... Read More»

CENTCOM Commander Visit Promotes Regional Security, Stability

February 26, 2017 CAIRO – General Joseph L. Votel, Commander, United States Central Command (CENTCOM), arrived in Cairo for meetings with Egyptian senior leaders to discuss shared interests in regional security.  General Votel plans to meet with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Minister of Defense Sedky Sobhy, and other senior officials to explore ways to ... Read More»

U.S., Intel honor Egyptian Science Fair Awardees

February 23, 2017 Cairo – Several students were recognized for excellence today during the award ceremony for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Cairo.  The award ceremony caps off a three-day event sponsored by Intel and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in conjunction with Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Ministry of Education, and ... Read More»

U.S., Egypt Host Entrepreneurship Summit in Sohag

February 16, 2017 Sohag – Hundreds of Egyptian entrepreneurs gathered yesterday in Sohag to participate in a summit hosted by Markade LLC, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.  Through workshops, panel discussions, and success stories from the local community, the event raised awareness on the need for ... Read More»

American Music Abroad concert – February 28 in Cairo – March 3 in Alexandria

On February 28 in Cairo and March 3 in Alexandria, the Cultural Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Egypt celebrated American and Egyptian musical heritage. This year’s American Music Abroad concert, “Al Hakawatya”, brings to Egypt for the first time the American Jazz musician Chelsey Green and her band the Green Project. Chelsey ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation Seeks Stronger Ties with Egypt

Cairo – A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived Friday on a visit to strengthen ties between the American and Egyptian peoples.  Headed by Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California, senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the delegation held productive meetings with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ... Read More»

U.S. Expert Shares Best Practices in Plant Preservation

February 9, 2017 Cairo – Dr. Gayle Volk, Senior Researcher at the United States Department of Agriculture National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation is visiting Egypt this week to consult with scientists and researchers at the National Gene Bank of Egypt.  Together, they will identify best practices to preserve plant species that are indigenous to ... Read More»

Promoting Youth Employment: U.S. and Egypt Host Conference in Alexandria

February 7, 2017 Alexandria – Joining officials from the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting a conference today that will bring leaders of Egyptian business and technical schools into dialogue with private sector employees to discuss how best to prepare graduating students for the workplace. ... Read More»

Important Announcement: Executive Order on Visas

FEBRUARY 4, 2017 An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, ... Read More»

The TechGirls program (Application Deadline: March 13, 2017)

Description: The TechGirls program is an educational exchange initiative that promotes the high-level study of applied technology for teenage girls from the Middle East and North Africa. The three-to-four week exchange program in the United States will take place tentatively in July 11-August 3, 2017 provides for travel for approximately 27 participants.participants will be high ... Read More»

Frequently Asked Questions on Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”

A new U.S. Presidential Executive Order temporarily suspends the entry of nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen into the United States.  As of January 27, 2017, nationals of these seven countries will not be permitted to enter the United States or be issued an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa for 90 days. ... Read More»

Statement By DHS Secretary John Kelly On The Entry Of Lawful Permanent Residents Into The United States

Release Date: January 29, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON – In applying the provisions of the president’s executive order, I hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national interest. Accordingly, absent the receipt of significant derogatory information indicating a serious threat to public ... Read More»

U.S. Condemns Terror Attack in Al-Arish

January 9, 2017 CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy condemns the attack in Al-Arish today that killed several Egyptian police officers and wounded many others, including civilians.  These officers gave their lives in the line of duty helping protect their fellow citizens.  We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and ... Read More»

John Kirby on the Attack at St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo

Press Setatement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC December 11, 2016 The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack today on Christian worshippers outside St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo that has killed more than 25 people and injured dozens more. Secretary Kerry spoke this ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

A bomb exploded this morning inside the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo’s Abbassiya District. U.S. Citizens should avoid that area for the remainder of today, Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Embassy < https://eg.usembassy.gov/ > reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times in Egypt. For the ... Read More»

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Flood Response

November 6, 2016 | Cairo The United States Embassy in Egypt announced today that is it providing $50,000 to the Egyptian Red Crescent to help the people affected by recent flooding in Egypt. The humanitarian assistance funding announced today will allow the Red Crescent to provide critical supplies for families in need. In addition to ... Read More»

240 Egyptian Youth Gain Access to English and New Opportunities

November 3, 2016   CAIRO – Completing a two-year program of English language study, 240 young Egyptians from throughout the country graduated today from the English Access Partnership Program.  The EAPP provided these students two years of high-quality English language training and the opportunity to participate in extracurricular language learning activities. U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Alexandria Opens Its Doors

ALEXANDRIA – The U.S. Consulate General in Alexandria officially reopened its doors on November 1, 2016.  “We have been looking forward to this day for several years,” Consul General Stephen Fakan said, “and we are delighted to now have a purpose built space to support and expand our engagement in Alexandria and the surrounding area.  ... Read More»

Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs Learn to Build Businesses

October 27, 2016 Alexandria – “Women have the potential to have a tremendous impact on Egypt’s economic development,” said United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Rebecca Latorraca as she opened in Alexandria today the first “Startup Weekend for Women.”  “This event is the first of its kind in Egypt,” Latorraca said, ... Read More»

Senior Advisor Leads Delegation to Promote U.S.-Egypt Economic Ties

CAIRO – Leading a major business delegation consisting of representatives of more than 50 U.S. companies, Ambassador David Thorne, Senior Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry, arrived in Cairo today to further strengthen economic relations between the United States and Egypt. Jointly organized by the U.S. and Egyptian American Chambers of Commerce and Business ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation Tours Cairo

Cairo – Members of the United States House of Representatives Michael Conaway (R-TX), Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and Gwen Graham (D-FL) visited Egypt October 16-18, 2016, meeting with senior Government of Egypt officials and touring projects supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The delegation met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and Minister ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Cairo The U.S. Embassy strongly advises U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings and public spaces such as concert halls, movie theaters, museums, shopping malls, and sports venues in Cairo through Sunday, October 9, due to potential security concerns. U.S. citizens should be aware of their surroundings and practice good security precautions at all ... Read More»

Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

1.  As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks ... Read More»

Maintain your Egyptian Visa Status

In the past two months, the U.S. Embassy has seen an increase in the number of U.S. citizens, both short term visitors and long term residents, deported from or denied entry to Egypt for failure to comply with Egyptian immigration law. The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to remain in compliance with Egyptian immigration law at ... Read More»

Maintain your Egyptian Visa Status

In the past two months, the U.S. Embassy has seen an increase in the number of U.S. citizens, both short term visitors and long term residents, deported from or denied entry to Egypt for failure to comply with Egyptian immigration law.  The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to remain in compliance with Egyptian immigration law at ... Read More»

VOTING IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ... Read More»

VOTING IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ... Read More»

January 25 Holiday

January 25 (Monday) is a national holiday to commemorate Police Day and is the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution. In the past, violent disturbances have occurred on this holiday and the days immediately preceding it; the possibility that similar incidents will occur this year cannot be excluded. The Government of Egypt has deployed additional security ... Read More»

January 25 Holiday

January 25 (Monday) is a national holiday to commemorate Police Day and is the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution.   In the past, violent disturbances have occurred on this holiday and the days immediately preceding it; the possibility that similar incidents will occur this year cannot be excluded. The Government of Egypt has deployed additional security ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens No. 10: Travel Alert – Worldwide

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

As a precautionary measure, the United States Embassy has instructed its employees not to travel anywhere in the Sinai Peninsula pending the outcome of the investigation into the tragic crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt on October 31. The Embassy will issue another message when this measure is lifted. For further information: See ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy continues to closely monitor the security situation in Egypt. The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to be alert, exercise good judgment, and follow good security practices everywhere in the country. U.S. citizens should avoid travel outside metropolitan Cairo and Alexandria and major tourist and resort areas. U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

This weekend marks the second anniversary of the clearance of the sit-ins at Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares on August 14, 2013. Because of the possibility of violence, as well as likely traffic congestion associated with possible rallies and demonstrations, U.S. citizens are advised to increase their level of awareness and avoid areas where protests ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens

The Department of State has completed a periodic update to the Country Specific Information (CSI) page for Egypt, which includes revised information about the security situation in the country. You may access the CSI for Egypt at: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/egypt.html The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings ... Read More»

Warden Message

The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to exercise appropriate caution and good personal security practices in connection with calls for demonstrations and acts of violence from June 30 through July 3, the anniversary of the 2013 removal of the Morsi government. The Egyptian government has announced a plan to deploy extra security forces nationwide at vital ... Read More»

Independence Day 2015

Good evening. On behalf of all the team of the United States Consulate General, Alexandria, welcome. Each of you honors us with your presence, and we hope you will enjoy the evening. First off, I would like to take a moment to share that today is Flag Day in the United States. It is an ... Read More»

Ambassador Beecroft’s Remarks at the U.S Embassy’s 2015 Independence Day Celebration

Cairo – On behalf of the entire Embassy community, thank you for joining us to celebrate the birthday of the United States. We are marking the anniversary of American Independence today rather than on July 4 for the convenience of our guests who will be fasting during Ramadan. 239 years ago, America’s founders signed the ... Read More»

Ambassador Beecroft’s Remarks at the Launch of the Higher Education Initiative

Your excellencies Minister el-Ahwany, Minister Abdul Khalek; Master of Ceremonies Mr. El-Kerdany; Astronaut Dr. Mary Ellen Weber; distinguished members of the Egyptian government, the Egyptian and American university communities, and the media; friends, colleagues, partners – and above all, students:  Thank you for participating in this special occasion and thank you for your warm welcome. ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

In recent weeks, there has been an increase in the frequency ‎and intensity of security incidents in Egypt, particularly in the greater Cairo area. Extremist rhetoric on social media sites has advocated the targeting of businesses and economic infrastructure ahead of the March 13-15 Egypt Economic Conference that will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh. The ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Discovery of a suspicious package around the Cargas Gas Station, Al-Lesalky, Maadi

U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the area around the Cargas Gas Station, Al-Lesalky, Maadi, until 8:45 PM due to the discovery of a suspicious package. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times in Egypt. For the latest security information, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Country Specific Information for Egypt

The Department of State has completed a periodic update to the Country Specific Information (CSI) page for Egypt, which includes revised information about the security situation in the country. You may access the CSI for Egypt at: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/egypt.html The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: January 25 Anniversary of 2011 Revolution

The January 25 anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution was accompanied by security incidents in Cairo and elsewhere in the country. Such incidents have continued to occur throughout the week, notably in Cairo and Alexandria, and there is a heightened risk of violence extending through this weekend. U.S. citizens in Egypt should elevate their security awareness, ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: January 25 Anniversary of 2011 Revolution

January 25, 2015 (Sunday) is a national holiday to commemorate Police Day and is the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 revolution. Gathering locations in Cairo, to include Tahrir Square, Raba’a al-Adawiya Square, Nadha Square, and perhaps areas in and around government institutions, may attract groups both in celebration and in protest, creating a heightened risk of ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

The following is a re-transmission of the Worldwide Caution released by the Department of State on January 10, 2015: 1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Cairo Celebrates Independence Day

Ladies and gentlemen, the ministers conservative gentlemen, Ambassadors, and Distinguished Guests, We are delighted to host you My colleagues and I at the Embassy of the United States to commemorate the Bicentennial of Independence and thirty-eight holiday. We are especially pleased to be hosting you at this celebration today as we were unable to do ... Read More»
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