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 ...
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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.  ...
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U.S. and Egypt Collaborate on Cultural Property Protection

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

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

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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities

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Joint Statement on Welcoming Libyan National Oil Corporation Resuming Production

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

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

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Egypt 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report 

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

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United States Commemorates World Refugee Day

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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

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LGBTI Pride Month

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EGYPT 2017 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT

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

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

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Near East: After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

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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 ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

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Gaza: A Failed Experiment by Hamas

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USAID and Ministry of Health and Population Launch Family Planning Program

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Meeting Between Special Rep Greenblatt and EGIS

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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. ...
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SECRETARY MIKE POMPEO

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

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EGYPT 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

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

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

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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 ...
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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.
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American Hip-Hop Group “Dangerflow” Comes to Egypt

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ICE and Egyptian Administrative Control Authority sign Memorandum of Understanding

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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

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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 ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Alexandria Bomb Attack

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Readout of the Gaza Conference at the White House

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump

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

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

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

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State Department Terrorist Designations of ISIS Affiliates and Senior Leaders

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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 ...
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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 ...
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U.S. Efforts to Protect Religious Minorities

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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 ...
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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

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

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USAID Supports Healthy Living in Egypt Through Health Communications Project

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USAID and Ministry of Education Strengthen Egyptian Technical Education

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U.S. and Egypt Hold Military Cooperation Committee Meeting

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USAID and Ministry of Health Launch Nationwide Community Health Worker Strategy

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

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USAID Celebrates Agreement to Build 20 Career Centers at Egyptian Universities

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Embassy Clarification of Security Messages

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

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Embassy Condemns Attack on Church in Tanta

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Flood Response

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Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs Learn to Build Businesses

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CAIRO – The United States Embassy is hosting Ziad Haider, the Department of State’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, from May 31- June 1 to promote the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24 in Silicon Valley, California. Special Representative Haider will meet in Cairo with senior Egyptian ...
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Cairo – U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft and Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Anany today inaugurated the recently-conserved Theban Tomb 110 in Luxor and a new groundwater lowering system at Edfu Temple.  The inaugurations mark the completion of projects to preserve and restore two important monuments from Egypt’s antiquity. “These sites are integral to Egypt’s cultural heritage ...
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U.S. Delivers Armored MRAP Vehicles to Egyptian Military

Cairo – Today, the first shipment of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles from the United States arrived in the port of Alexandria for delivery to the Egyptian military. The heavily armored MRAP vehicles are specifically designed to protect soldiers from blasts from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), landmines, and from other types of attacks. Today’s ...
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U.S. Embassy Condemns Helwan Attack

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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Egypt

CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to welcome Congressman Michael McCaul and accompanying delegation to Egypt.  A member of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman McCaul is the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, which has oversight of the Department of Homeland Security ensuring it is able to carry ...
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United States Supports Aspiring Entrepreneurs at Startup Weekend Competition

Cairo – Hundreds of aspiring Egyptian entrepreneurs participated in a competition this weekend designed to educate and motivate new entrants to the business sector.  The StartUp Weekend event, co-sponsored by the U.S. government and the British University of Egypt (BUE), enables Egypt’s tremendous cadre of innovative, educated, business-minded young adults seeking to strengthen Egypt’s economy. “The ...
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U.S. Special Advisor for Children’s Issues in Cairo

CAIRO – The United States Department of State’s Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, Ambassador Susan S. Jacobs, met with Egyptian officials in Cairo to discuss issues such as the status of children wrongfully removed from their homes and taken across an international border by a parent or guardian. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador ...
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U.S. Speaker of the House Visits Egypt

CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to welcome to Egypt the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, who is leading a delegation from the U.S. Congress for meetings with Egyptian officials on April 7. Speaker Ryan and the delegation plan to meet with President Sisi to discuss shared ...
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CAIRO – Representatives of nearly 50 American firms met with Egyptian government officials and private sector leaders on March 29 to discuss Egypt’s global economic competitiveness and to explore opportunities for expanding their operations in Egypt. The first ever Egyptian Competitiveness Forum was organized by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) with support from ...
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New Project to Strengthen Technical and Vocational Education

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is helping upgrade technical and vocational education and training under a three-year project in partnership with the Government of Egypt and the private sector to promote job opportunities and sustainable economic development. Egyptian officials and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the new joint program, called Workforce Improvement and ...
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Cairo – Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of United States, Fred P. Hochberg, is visiting Cairo today and tomorrow to meet with government officials and private sector leaders to explore opportunities for trade and investment in Egypt. “We are pleased to again be able to support long-term business in Egypt,” said Hochberg prior ...
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Access English Scholarships awarded to 684 Egyptian Students

Cairo –In a ceremony held on February 25, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Stephen Beecroft awarded scholarship certificates to the newest group of Access English students. The scholarships provide two years of high-quality English language classes and extracurricular activities to Egyptian youth throughout the country. Since 2006, over 2600 Egyptian high school students have graduated from ...
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Ministry of Antiquities, U.S. Embassy, and ARCE Celebrate Partnership to Preserve Egypt’s Cultural Heritage

Cairo – U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft today hosted a multimedia exhibition celebrating the U.S. government’s partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE). This exhibit featured photos and film footage highlighting antiquities preservation supported by the U.S. government in partnership with the Ministry of Antiquities and implemented by ARCE. “This exhibition focuses on the ...
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Senior-most U.S. Military Official Expresses Support for Shared Fight on Terror

Cairo – The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., met with senior Egyptian military leaders in Cairo on Saturday, February 20th. General Dunford visited Egypt to strengthen the security partnership between Egypt and the United States. In meetings with Minister of Defense General Sedky Sobhy and Chief of Staff ...
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Cairo – “The United States has long enjoyed a broad partnership with Egypt,” said Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the start of her first visit to Cairo, “and I look forward to learning more about the challenges facing Egypt and the progress the country has made in ...
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Cairo – “The United States has long enjoyed a broad partnership with Egypt,” said Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the start of her first visit to Cairo, “and I look forward to learning more about the challenges facing Egypt and the progress the country has made in ...
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U.S. Trade Delegation Explores Business and Investment Opportunities in Agricultural and Energy Sectors

Cairo – A trade delegation from the state of North Dakota is visiting Cairo for the first time for two days of meetings with prospective business partners and government officials.  The delegation will explore possible expansion of U.S. trade and investment opportunities with Egypt in certain fields. Two American agricultural companies, Healthy Oilseeds and JM ...
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U.S. Envoy for Global Women’s Issues Meets with Women Leaders in Cairo

Cairo – “Egypt is making progress on issues like education, women’s participation in politics, and entrepreneurship,” said the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell.  Ambassador Russell is in Cairo for two days to meet with and hear from a diverse group of Egyptian women in business, government, and civil society.  “I’m looking forward ...
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Egypt and the United States Fight ISIL Financing

Cairo – Meeting with senior officials in Cairo today, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Daniel Glaser discussed advancing Egyptian and U.S. collaboration to disrupt ISIL’s financial networks and its sources of funding.  Glaser discussed joint strategies for limiting ISIL’s access to the international financial system and how Egypt and the United States can best coordinate to ...
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U.S. Embassy Condemns Terrorist Attack in Al Arish

Cairo – The United States Embassy in Cairo condemns in the strongest possible terms the November 24 terrorist attack in Al Arish.  We send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims and wish the injured a complete and rapid recovery. In targeting a hotel where elections officials were staying as the ...
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U.S. Envoy on Religious Freedom to Raise Tolerance Issues in the Region

Cairo – Ambassador David Saperstein, the Department of State’s U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, arrived in Egypt yesterday to meet with Egyptian government officials, as well as religious and civil society leaders, to discuss advancing religious tolerance and inter-faith dialogue in the region. “Religious tolerance and freedom are fundamental values that both the United States ...
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“American Corner” at Maadi Public Library Marks Global Entrepreneurship Week

Cairo – Today, U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and the achievements of recent, successful Egyptian entrepreneurs, noting: “New businesses are one of the strongest engines of job creation and economic growth — that is why entrepreneurship is so important.  Today is the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week in which ...
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U.S. Contributes $45 million Towards New Entrepreneurship and Employment Programs

CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy announced an investment of $45 million in two new programs that will promote small businesses in Egypt and train students to help them successfully compete for jobs. Provided through the Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of International Cooperation, the new programs seek to fulfill the ...
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United States Delivers Four F-16 Fighter Jets to Egyptian Armed Forces

Cairo – On October 29, Ambassador Stephen Beecroft and Senior Defense Official Major General Charles Hooper joined Air Marshal Younes al-Masri and other senior Egyptian military officials in a ceremony at the Cairo West Air Force Base to receive four F-16 “Fighting Falcon” fighter jets delivered by the United States to the Egyptian Air Force. ...
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U.S. and Egypt Help Preserve Ancient Site in Karanis

Cairo – At an October 26 ceremony and reception at the Ministry of Antiquities, Ambassador Stephen Beecroft joined Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty in announcing the opening of the Kiman Faris Open Air Museum. The museum, which is about to open in Karanis, is supported by the United States and Egyptian governments in partnership with the Cairo-based ...
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Egyptians and Americans partner to raise awareness on breast cancer

Cairo – Young Egyptian recipients of the “Leadership for Education and Development” (LEAD) scholarship partnered with the U.S. Embassy this week to organize a conference focusing on breast cancer, which is a leading cause of death among women in Egypt and around the world. The conference in Cairo emphasized the importance of early detection, and ...
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United States and Egypt Inaugurate Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Assiut

The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and in cooperation with the Assiut Potable Water and Sanitation Company and the Egyptian Holding Company for Water and Wastewater Treatment, inaugurated three wastewater treatment systems in Abou Teeg District today. The new systems provide reliable sanitation services for 41,000 residents. “Since 2009, USAID’s ...
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U.S.-Egypt Workshop in Hurghada Addresses Food Security and Hazardous Material Issues

Partnering with Egyptian agricultural and biological experts, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Embassy organized a three-day workshop in Hurghada on “Laboratory Management of Biological Risk.” Held September 29-October 1, the workshop facilitated dialogue among Egyptian and U.S. laboratory specialists and helped raise awareness of the security ...
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Renowned American pianist Kevin Kenner plays Beethoven at the Cairo Opera House

Cairo – World-famous, American classical pianist Kevin Kenner performed Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto on the evening of Saturday, September 19 at the Cairo Opera House, before an audience of more than 800. Maestro Ahmed El Saedi, in partnership with the Cultural Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, invited Kenner to participate in the ...
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480 Students Graduate from U.S. Embassy-sponsored English Language Program

CAIRO – On Thursday, September 17, U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft presented graduation certificates to 480 young Egyptians from all over the country as they completed the English Access Microscholarship Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Access Program gives students two years of high-quality English language training and the opportunity to participate in ...
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U.S. Embassy Invites U.S. experts to lead workshop on Solar Power Standards

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy partnered with the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality to launch a workshop on global standards and best practices for the solar power industry. Held at the Semiramis Hotel, the one-day workshop with business and government leaders focused on solar power generation safety and performance standards to help strengthen sustainable ...
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U.S. Helps Preserve base of Sphinx by Lowering Groundwater

Giza – During a visit to the Sphinx and the Pyramids, U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft affirmed U.S. support for preserving Egypt’s antiquities and for increasing tourism. Joined by representatives from the Ministry of Antiquities, Ambassador Beecroft saw first-hand the positive impact of U.S. support for Egyptian efforts to preserve the iconic Sphinx and surrounding antiquities ...
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Twenty Year Science and Technology Agreement between United States and Egypt Renewed

Reaffirming the importance of close bilateral cooperation in joint science and technology research, U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft and Assistant Foreign Minister Farid Mounib signed today a five year extension to the 1995 U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Agreement which was about to expire this week after twenty years of successful implementation. The U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology ...
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Secretary Kerry at the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs August 2, 2015 Cairo, Egypt SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you, Sameh. Good morning, everybody. I can say for myself I am really delighted to be back here in ...
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President Obama on Iran

THE PRESIDENT: Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change — ...
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U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Visits Egypt, Tours Fast Missile Craft

Cairo – U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan Greenert visited Alexandria July 11-13 to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to partnering with Egypt and to enhance regional security. He met with the Commander in Chief of Egyptian Naval Forces, Rear Admiral Ossama Monier Rabie, to discuss cooperation with the Egyptian Navy, security issues, ...
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Statement on the Downtown Cairo Attack

Cairo – The US Embassy in Cairo strongly condemns the bomb attack that took place this morning in downtown Cairo near the Italian Consulate. We extend our condolences to the family of the victim of this attack, and wish the injured a speedy recovery. We reiterate our steadfast support for Egypt in its fight against ...
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U.S. Embassy Condemns Today’s Terrorist Attack

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack that resulted in the death of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and injured several others. The Embassy extends its deepest condolences to Prosecutor General Barakat’s family and to all others affected by the attack. The United States steadfastly stands with Egypt in ...
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U.S. Embassy Condemns Terror Attacks

The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place on the Temple of Karnak in Luxor. We commend the police and the brave citizens who foiled the assault, and we extend our sympathies to those who sustained injuries. We also condemn the attack on the Multinational Force and Observers mission (MFO) base in ...
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Three New Cutting-Edge Secondary Schools Open in Alexandria, Dakahleya and Assiut

The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Education announced today the launch of three new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) secondary schools in Alexandria, Dakahleya, and Assiut. The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with the Government of Egypt to build and develop the country’s first two STEM high ...
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U.S. Healthcare Companies Bring Technology and Innovation to Egypt – Trade Mission Concludes Three-Day Visit

Cairo – A delegation of U.S. healthcare companies concluded three days of meetings in Cairo, where they met with dozens of potential Egyptian partners to bring state-of-the-art U.S. medical technology to Egypt. The six companies, led by the U.S. Department of Commerce, met with businesses, the Minister of Trade and Industry, and officials in the ...
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Egypt’s Demographic and Health Survey Results Announced

Cairo – Today the Egyptian Ministry of Health released the results of the 2014 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS). The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and the United Nations Population Fund, completed this survey to help improve the health and nutritional status ...
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Media Note – April 26, 2015

Today, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm (local time), the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation will jointly announce the launch of the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI), at the Tahrir Campus of the American University in Cairo. The Launch event will be live ...
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Egypt and the United States launch $ 250 million U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative

Cairo – In partnership with the Egyptian Ministries of International Cooperation and Higher Education, the U.S. Government launched the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative today to provide educational opportunities for high-achieving Egyptians to learn skills that will better meet the needs of the 21st century economy. Through this $250 million initiative, the U.S. Government will provide ...
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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. ...
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United States returns ancient artifacts to Egypt at National Geographic Society

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) repatriated dozens of illegally smuggled ancient artifacts to the government of Egypt, including a Greco-Roman style Egyptian sarcophagus, at a ceremony yesterday at the National Geographic Society in Washington. The return of these ancient artifacts was made possible by “Operation Mummy’s Curse,” an ongoing five-year ...
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Students from Menoufia University Faculty of Law Win U.S.-supported National “Practice Court” Competition

Cairo– Students and professors from seven Egyptian University law faculties participated in a national “practice arbitration” competition that was conducted with the support of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the U.S. Embassy on April 3 and 4, 2015. Both the winning team and the runner-up team are from Menoufia University. Teams from Al Azhar ...
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U.S. Embassy in Cairo Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks Today

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy condemns today’s terrorist attacks in northern Sinai that killed and wounded numerous soldiers and civilians. The United States strongly supports Egypt as it combats terrorism in the Sinai and throughout the country and sends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims. Such attacks are unacceptable. As ...
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U.S.-supported “Exporters’ Souk” Connects Exporters with Service Providers

Cairo – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a U.S. Embassy event to connect Egypt’s exporters with local service providers. Over 1,000 companies, including large firms and small and medium enterprises, attended this event to meet more than 60 export service providers and learn about current and emerging trade trends and export ...
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United States and Egypt Inaugurate Esna Packhouse

Luxor, Egypt – On Monday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with Egyptian grantee Blue Moon, LTD, a private, woman-owned Egyptian firm and local producer associations, inaugurated the first packhouse for smallholder farmers in Luxor Governorate. The packhouse provides modern processing and storage facilities to help smallholder farmers meet modern-day market demands ...
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U.S-Egypt Bilateral Project Discovers Two Ancient Tombs in Luxor

Luxor – A joint U.S.-Egypt team discovered two ancient Egyptian tombs this month in Luxor in close coordination with the Ministry of Antiquities. Implemented by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), the team is providing hands-on training in conservation and archaeological fieldwork to increase the potential of cultural tourism in Egypt. The two 18th ...
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U.S. Embassy-Sponsored Job Fair Attracts Thousands

Cairo-An estimated 10,000 young men and women attended a day-long Job Fair sponsored by the U.S. Embassy at the Greek Campus in downtown Cairo on February 28. The fair offered attendees an opportunity to apply and compete for over 4,000 job vacancies with Egyptian, U.S., and multinational companies. It also addressed the interest of university ...
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U.S. Ambassador Awards over 350 Scholarships for English Language Learning

CAIRO – On Thursday, February 26, in the American University in Cairo’s Ewart Hall, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Stephen Beecroft awarded scholarships to 352 young Egyptians from all over the country. These Access scholarships from the U.S. Department of State provide two years of high-quality English language classes and extracurricular activities. Additionally, a trip to ...
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Summary of White House Fact Sheet on CVE Summit

Key messages: This week, the White House is convening a three-day summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to bring together local, federal, and international leaders – including President Obama and foreign ministers – to discuss concrete steps the United States and its partners can take to develop community-oriented approaches to counter hateful extremist ideologies that ...
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Secretary Kerry Hosts Plenary Meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

This morning, Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed to the State Department senior diplomatic representatives from nearly 60 nations, including more than 35 Washington-based ambassadors, from partner countries in the global coalition to counter ISIL. This plenary session was an opportunity for coalition partners to reaffirm our shared resolve to address this common threat and ...
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U.S. Government announces $1.4 million grant to Harpur Memorial Hospital

Menouf, Menoufia – Yesterday, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Goldberger announced that the U.S. Government has awarded a $1.4 million grant to Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menouf to expand their outpatient clinic to better meet increased community demand for services. “Americans and Egyptians have a legacy of working together to promote the health ...
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USAID and AUC partner to increase employment skills for Ain Shams students

CAIRO – Ain Shams University celebrated the inauguration of two new Career Development Centers funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the American University in Cairo (AUC). These Centers aim to build the capacity of career guidance professionals at two faculties at Aim Shams University and to develop a ...
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Embassy Visits New Suez Canal Project

On January 12, Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas H. Goldberger and a U.S. Embassy team were invited by Suez Canal Authority Chairman Admiral Mohab Mameesh to tour the Suez Canal Development Project. The Canal Authority has contacted some of the world’s biggest dredgers and thousands of pieces of earth moving equipment to create the new ...
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