U.S. Embassy Cairo Supports American Arts in Forever is Now Exhibition at Giza Pyramids   

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to be the platinum sponsor of Art d’Egypte’s Forever is Now contemporary art exhibition at the Giza Pyramids, and to support the participation and original art works of contemporary American artists Gisela Colon and Sherin Guirguis. The U.S. Embassy’s LE 3.5 million investment funded the travel of American curatorial director of the exhibition Simon Watson; the travel of Colon …

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United States Provides Additional $5 Million for Urgent Coronavirus Assistance in Egypt

October 14, 2021 Cairo – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, is providing over $5 million in urgent Coronavirus assistance for Egypt in cooperation with the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health and Population. This assistance will support health workers administering vaccines and strengthen the supply chain of …

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United States Donates 1.6 Million More COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt

October 16, 2021 Cairo – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen welcomed the arrival of a second shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines to Cairo.  The shipment of an additional 1.6 million Pfizer doses is part of a 500-million-dose donation from the United States to the countries of the African Union through COVAX, and will help protect Egyptians from …

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United States Donates 1.6 Million COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt 

September 30, 2021  United States Donates 1.6 Million COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt   Cairo, Egypt, September 30, 2021 –  U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Nicole Shampaine and Assistant Minister of Health Dr. Mohamed Hassany welcomed the arrival of the first shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines to Cairo.  The 1.6 million Pfizer dose shipment is a direct donation from the United States to Egypt …

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The United States and Egypt Celebrate Success of $8 million Women’s Empowerment Project

September 26, 2021  The United States and Egypt Celebrate Success of $8 million Women’s Empowerment Project    Cairo – U.S. Chargé D’Affaires Nicole Shampaine, Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al Mashat, Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevine El Kabbag, President of Egypt’s National Council for Women Dr. Maya Morsy, and UN Women Country Representative Christine Arab celebrated the successful completion of the Safe Cities Free …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

September 22, 2021 Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry today in New York City on the margins of the UN General Assembly.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Shoukry discussed regional issues, including Israeli-Palestinian relations, diplomatic efforts on Libya, Egypt’s leadership in founding the …

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U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee 

September 21, 2021   U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee  Cairo – The United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt held the 32nd U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) in Cairo, Egypt on September 20-21.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Dana Stroul led the U.S. delegation.  Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Abbas Helmy led the Egyptian …

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U.S. forces participate in Exercise Bright Star in Egypt 

September 5, 2021 By: U.S. Central Command Public Affairs TAMPA, Fla.  –  The U.S., along with forces from partner nations, have joined the Arab Republic of Egypt for Exercise Bright Star 2021 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt on Sept.  2 – 16. This exercise will build off the success of Bright Star 2018. Approximately 600 U.S. military …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Upper Egypt Heritage Sites, Funded with Millions of U.S. Dollars

August 29, 2021 Cairo, Egypt – U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen visited U.S. government-funded cultural heritage sites and met local officials, program partners, and U.S. exchange alumni in Sohag and Luxor governorates August 28-29, 2021. Ambassador Cohen said, “This has been a productive visit to Upper Egypt – from the Red and White …

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The United States and Egypt Extend Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement

August 31, 2021 Cairo– Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen and Deputy Minister of Higher Education for Scientific Research Affairs Dr. Yasser Refaat Abdelfattah extended the U.S.- Egypt Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation for five years at a signing ceremony on August 31, 2021.  This agreement was originally signed in 1995. Ambassador Cohen said: “This agreement …

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U.S. Ambassador and Tourism Minister Inaugurate Renovated Site in Esna

Press Release                        August 29, 2021 ESNA – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Esna on Sunday, August 29, with Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Dr. Khaled El Enany and Luxor Governor Mostafa Alham to inaugurate the recently renovated Wakalet el-Geddawy, a caravansery built in 1792 to store trade goods and lodge traveling merchants.  Together, they …

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U.S. Ambassador Meets Sohag Governor, Visits Abydos, the Red and White Monasteries

Press Release                        June 24, 2021 Sohag, Egypt – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen met Sohag Governor Major General Tarek Mohamed El Fiqi and visited the Seti I Temple at Abydos and Sohag’s Red and White Monasteries on August 28. The Ambassador affirmed continued support for U.S.-Egypt partnerships that advance cultural preservation, tourism, and broad-based economic …

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U.S. Embassy Launches 6th Cohort of the Mentor Program

U.S. Embassy – Cairo Press Release                        August 19, 2021 Cairo – Today, U.S. Embassy Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, Lauren Lovelace, delivered closing remarks to the graduates of the 2021 Mentor Program, noting, “this program taps into the cumulative experience of dedicated English teachers throughout Egypt, and amplifies their ability to help hundreds of their …

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United States Delivers 20 Brand New Buses to North Sinai Governorate

U.S. Embassy – Cairo Press Release August 16, 2021 Cairo – Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 20 new, locally-manufactured buses to the North Sinai Governorate.  These buses, worth $1.8 million, equivalent to EGP 28.4 million, will ensure that communities in Central Sinai have access to workplaces, commerce, …

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First Visit by U.S. Warship to Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base

Cairo – Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base on August 12, marking the first time a U.S. warship has pulled into the Red Sea base, which officially opened in January 2020.  During the visit, the ship hosted Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th …

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 9, 2021 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) newest report makes it clear – climate change is already a crisis.    Today, the United States joined nearly 200 IPCC member governments in approving the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report.  This is the first volume in a …

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Statement by the Department of Defense

JUNE 27, 2021 (Attributable to Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby) “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region. The targets were selected because these facilities are utilized by Iran-backed militias that are engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits North Sinai 

June 24, 2021 Cairo – Last week, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen traveled to Al Arish, North Sinai, where he met North Sinai Governor Major General Mohamed Abdel-Fadel Shousha, toured a U.S. Government funded seawater desalination plant, and discussed security issues with Egypt’s Second Field Army Commander. Ambassador Cohen toured Al Arish’s main desalination …

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U.S. National Guard Visits Egypt to Begin Long-term Military Partnership

June 15, 2021 Cairo – On June 14, the U.S. State of Texas and the Arab Republic of Egypt formalized a long-term partnership under the U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Adjutant General of the State of Texas, Major General Tracy R. Norris and Egypt’s Assistant Minister of Defense for International Affairs signed the partnership …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian President Al Sisi 

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 26, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. The Secretary conveyed President Biden’s appreciation to President Sisi for Egypt’s critical mediation efforts in support of a ceasefire between Israel and …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

MAY 24, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. President Biden thanked Egypt for its successful diplomacy and coordination with the United States to end the recent hostilities in Israel and Gaza and ensure violence does not reoccur. The two leaders consulted on the urgent need to …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Visit to the Middle East

MAY 24, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Following up on our quiet, intensive diplomacy to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, I have asked my Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, to travel to the Middle East this week. During his trip, Secretary Blinken will meet with Israeli leaders about our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security. …

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Remarks by President Biden on the Middle East

MAY 20, 2021 Cross Hall THE PRESIDENT:  Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu.  Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi of Egypt. And Minister — Prime Minister Netanyahu informed me that Israel has agreed to a mutual, unconditional ceasefire to begin in less than two hours.  The Egyptians have now informed us …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Alexandria and Damietta to Highlight U.S.-Egypt Partnership 

May 19, 2019  Cairo – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Alexandria and Damietta on May 17th – 19th to reaffirm the strong partnership between the United States and Egypt in the Delta, where for decades the United States has worked with Egyptian partners to support job creation, environmental protection, and access to clean water. In Alexandria, Ambassador Cohen …

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Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visits Bibliotheca Alexandria

Underscoring the U.S. government’s interest in science education and climate change, Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited the Bibliotheca Alexandria and learned about their U.S.-supported Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math initiatives, which reached over 11,500 students in the last year alone.  Thanks to Dr. Mostafa El Feki and his team for the warm welcome!  The Ambassador …

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President Biden and the First Lady congratulate Orthodox Christians around the world on the occasion of Easter

Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter MAY 02, 2021 Jill and I extend warm wishes to all our friends in the Orthodox Christian community observing Easter. On this occasion of joy and renewal, Orthodox Christians worldwide rejoice in the miracle of the Resurrection and affirm commitments to spiritual disciplines and …

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United States and Egypt Sign Military Logistics Cross Servicing Memorandum of Understanding

Cairo – On April 27, the United States of America and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate reciprocal provision of military logistic support, supplies, and services.  The Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Memorandum of Understanding (ACSMOU) was signed by U.S. Central Command Director of Logistics and Engineering Major General Jeffrey Drushal and Egyptian Assistant Minister of Defense for International Affairs Major …

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Egypt Becomes 34th Member Nation of the Combined Maritime Forces

Egypt has become the 34th member of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), April 12. CMF is an enduring multinational coalition committed to upholding the International Rules Based Order by countering illicit non-state actors on the high seas and promoting security, stability and prosperity. Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo, command of U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. 5th Fleet …

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Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet’s Area of Responsibility 

April 4, 2021 The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), flagship of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG), along with guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and guided-missile destroyers USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), completed a southbound Suez Canal transit into the Red Sea, April 02. The …

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April 1, 2021  Cairo – The Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is happy to announce the call for applications to the English Language Microscholarship program class of 2021-2023 begins on Thursday, April 1 and will last until April 30, 2021.   Fully funded by the U.S. Department of State …

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U.S. Congratulates Egypt on Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines from COVAX 

April 1, 2021  CAIRO — The United States congratulates Egypt on the successful arrival of nearly one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on March 31, 2021.  This shipment was made possible through COVAX, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States is contributing $4 billion to support COVAX, making …

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United States Announces $14.5 Million to Prepare Egyptian University Students for Careers 

March 22, 2021 CAIRO – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing an additional $14.5 million to prepare Egyptian public university students for career success.  The funding, which brings total U.S. government investment in Career Centers to $33 million, will establish 30 Centers for Career Development at 22 public universities …

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U.S. Central Command’s Major General Benedict Visits Egypt to Discuss Bilateral Defense Relations 

March 19, 2021 Cairo – U.S. Central Command’s Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy Major General Scott Benedict visited Egypt, March 17-19.  During his visit, MajGen Benedict met with senior Egyptian officials including Assistant Minster of Defense of Foreign Relations Major General Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian Armament Authority Director, MG Osama Ezzat, and visited Inshas Air Force Base in Sharqeya …

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Egyptian ENS Sharm El-Sheikh, USS Somerset Perform Passing Exercise  

March 16, 2021 Cairo Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Commander, U.S. FIFTH Fleet Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Public Affairs Office www.cusnc.navy.mil  RED SEA – The Egyptian guided-missile frigate ENS Sharm El-Sheikh (FFG 901) and U.S. amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX), March 14. A PASSEX is an exercise …

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U.S. Embassy Cairo Supports American Photographers for Photopia’s Cairo Photo Week 2021 

March 11, 2021  Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is partnering with photography hub Photopia to welcome three American photographers to Egypt for the second annual Cairo Photo Week from March 11 – 20, 2021. The diverse group of photographers includes Maggie Steber, documentary photographer and one of National Geographic Magazine’s 2013 Women of Vision; …

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U.S. collaborates with Google to provide training and mentorship to hundreds of small businesses in Egypt 

March 9, 2021 Cairo – The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is collaborating with Google to train and mentor hundreds of Egyptian women and youth business owners, as well as business advisors, in 2021. Through a focus on digital skills and online marketing, the program will help entrepreneurs build and promote …

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Readout: Secretary Blinken’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 23, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister highlighted the importance of the strong strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, particularly in security and ongoing …

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U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie visits Egypt

February 22, 2021 U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi & Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazy today. The leaders discussed shared security concerns and agreed that the strategic nature of the U.S.-Egypt defense relationship makes it critical for regional security …

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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

FEBRUARY 04, 2021 U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time to be able to call you “Mr. Secretary.” Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s an honor to be back at the …

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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

JANUARY 20, 2021 The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for …

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State Department Terrorist Designations of HASM and Its Leaders and Maintenance of PIJ FTO Designation

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 14, 2021 The Department of State has increased sanctions against Harakat Sawa’d Misr – also known as HASM – by designating the group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). HASM was previously designated as a Specially Designated Global …

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Terrorist Designation of Ansarallah in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 10, 2021 The Department of State will notify Congress of my intent to designate Ansarallah – sometimes referred to as the Houthis – as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) …

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Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin Visits Egypt 

January 5, 2021   Cairo – Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin visited Egypt January 5 and 6 to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to Egypt, discuss ongoing efforts to facilitate an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and explore areas of further economic and security cooperation.  During his visit, Secretary Mnuchin met with President Abdel Fattah …

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USTDA Supports Major Refinery Upgrades in Egypt

December 17, 2020 Cairo, Egypt – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded grants to the Amreya Petroleum Refining Company (“APRC”) and Suez Oil Processing Company (“SOPC”) for feasibility studies to modernize each company’s refinery. “These grants are a part of USTDA’s ongoing collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resource to make …

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Statement by secretary Pompeo: Russian Influence in the Mediterranean

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO Russian Influence in the Mediterranean December 15, 2020 Earlier this month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in comments at the MED Dialogue, accused the United States of playing political games in the Mediterranean and stalling the appointment of a new UN …

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U.S. Goal:  Clean Water for all Egyptians – $3.5 billion Invested 

  November 17, 2020   CAIRO – U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen, Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al Mashat, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Leslie Reed visited Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) and Cairo’s main water treatment plant at Rod El Farag on November 17, 2020.  The U.S. …

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Helicopter Crash in Egypt

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 13, 2020 We mourn the terrible loss of five American soldiers who died yesterday in service of our country as a part of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Egypt.  Our great men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day …

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Ceasefire in Libya

  PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 26, 2020 We welcome the announcement of Libyans signing a nationwide, immediate ceasefire agreement at the UN-facilitated 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva on October 23.  We commend Libyan leadership on all sides for taking this courageous step.  We also appreciate the vital role …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the Republic of Sudan, and the State of Israel

Joint Statement of the United States, the Republic of Sudan, and the State of Israel   President Donald J. Trump, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today to discuss Sudan’s historic progress towards democracy and opportunities to advance peace in …

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AmChams of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus sign agreement to promote increased trade and investment among the United States, Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus 

  Remarks of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen AmCham Egypt hosted signing event October 21, 2020 New Partnerships Good afternoon dear friends in Cairo, Athens, Nicosia, and Washington. I am so happy to be here with you today. Congratulations. For decades, the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt has been the U.S. Embassy’s …

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Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa Travels to Upper Egypt

October 8, 2020 Minya – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa, Deputy Assistant to the President Sarah Makin and Chief Advisor for International Religious Freedom Samah Norquist, traveled to Minya to meet with local partners advancing religious freedom and the area’s economic development. In Minya, together with U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. …

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Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa Meets with Egyptian Government and Religious Leaders

October 7, 2020 Cairo – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa, Deputy Assistant to the President Sarah Makin and Chief Advisor for International Religious Freedom Samah Norquist, met today in Egypt with Government of Egypt counterparts, religious leaders, and faith-based organizations. During their second day in Cairo, Acting Administrator Barsa, joined …

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United States Commits Nearly $23 million to Support Economic Governance and Women’s Empowerment in Egypt 

October 7, 2020 Today the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation signed an agreement to add $22.8 million to the five-year Inclusive Economic Governance bilateral assistance agreement. In line with Egypt’s Vision 2030, this funding is intended to improve the investment environment and empower women …

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Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa Travels to Egypt

October 6, 2020 Cairo – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa is visiting the Arab Republic of Egypt from October 6-8, 2020 in support of the United States’ commitment to economic development and religious freedom. He is joined by Deputy Assistant to the President Sarah Makin and USAID Chief Advisor for …

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U.S. funding to IAEA Supports Cancer Treatment in Egypt 

September 23, 2020    Vienna – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is allocating $1 million in funding to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help Egypt enhance radiation therapy for cancer patients through the provision of a medical linear accelerator, or “LINAC.” This $1 million in funding is part of a much …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Esna and Luxor to Highlight U.S.-Egypt Partnership

September 19, 2020 Luxor and Esna – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Luxor and Esna on Saturday, September 19 to reaffirm the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership in wastewater management, agribusiness strengthening, and cultural heritage preservation with Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, and Secretary General of Luxor Governorate General Emad Abou El Azayem. In Luxor, Ambassador Cohen joined Minister Al Mashat, Secretary …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Cultural Heritage Preservation Sites in Luxor

Luxor – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Luxor on Thursday, September 17 to visit Egyptian cultural heritage sites that the U.S. has helped preserve. Together with Luxor Deputy Governor Mohamed Abdel Kader, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Leslie Reed, and U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché Major General Ralph H. Groover, Ambassador Cohen …

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United States and PepsiCo Egypt/Chipsy for Food Industries Renew Partnership in Egypt to Improve Farmer Livelihoods

Press Release                    September 14, 2020 Cairo – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Chipsy for Food Industries, a PepsiCo Egypt company, renewed a partnership that boosts the productivity of farmers and builds a more transparent and sustainable potato supply chain. U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Cohen, PepsiCo Egypt CEO Mohamed Shelbaya, …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Brokered a Historic Deal Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

The White House Foreign Policy September 11, 2020 “Now that the ice has been broken, I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead.” President Donald J. Trump SECURING ANOTHER HISTORIC AGREEMENT: President Donald J. Trump has brokered a deal to establish full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel – …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain,and the State of Israel

President Donald J. Trump, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke today and agreed to the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Secured a Historic Deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to Advance Peace and Prosperity in the Region

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 13, 2020“Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world.  Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.” …

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U.S. Donates Ventilators to Support Egypt’s COVID-19 Response, Strengthen ICU Capacity

August 9, 2020 The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided the Government of Egypt with a donation of 250 ventilators for intensive care units. The donation delivers on President Trump’s pledge to provide these critically needed supplies, and supports Egypt’s urgent response to the pandemic. These made-in-America …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

U.S Department of State Readout Office of the Spokesperson August 6, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Shoukry discussed regional issues, including the importance of supporting a UN-brokered ceasefire in Libya …

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White House Readout of Phone Call between President Trump and President Sisi

July 20, 2020 President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt on July 20. The two leaders affirmed the need for immediate de-escalation in Libya, including through a ceasefire and progress on economic and political negotiations. President Trump also reiterated the commitment of the United States to facilitating a fair and …

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Consular Services Update

The U.S. Embassy in Egypt has canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments – including diversity visas – through September 30, 2020.   The Consular section may provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow.  If you have emergency travel, please contact us through  www.ustraveldocs.com  and we will make a determination on your case. We continue to …

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United States Commits $90 million in Development Assistance to Egypt

July 9, 2020 CAIRO – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of International Cooperation celebrated in a virtual event the signing of six bilateral assistance agreement amendments worth $90 million. These agreements demonstrate continued support for Egypt’s development and prosperity from the American people. The six amendments …

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U.S.-LNA Discussion on Militia Demobilization

07/02/2020 12:41 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson On July 1, the U.S. Government and representatives of the LNA met virtually for discussions on militia demobilization.  Battlefield developments and progress in the UN-facilitated 5+5 talks have created a renewed opportunity and an imperative to address issues related to militias across Libya.  In keeping with U.S. …

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U.S. Launches Egyptian Red Crescent Support to COVID-19 Prevention in Partnership with the Government of Egypt

June 8, 2020 CAIRO, EGYPT — The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of International Cooperation, and the Ministry of Social Solidarity launched, via a virtual event, an initiative to support the Egyptian Red Crescent’s (ERC) network of 30,000 volunteers and health care professionals to conduct community outreach and …

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Frequently Asked Questions – Routine Consular Services

When will the Embassy reopen for visa appointments? All routine consular services, including visa services, are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we do not currently have an estimate as to when routine consular services will resume. When routine services resume, we will make an announcement on our website and social media.   …

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call with Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Mohamad Zaki

Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call with Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Mohamad Zaki MAY 6, 2020 Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Mohamad Zaki today to discuss the enduring strategic defense relationship between the United …

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Presidential Message on Ramadan, 2020

Presidential Message on Ramadan, 2020 The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 23, 2020I wish all Muslims, both in the United States and across the world, a blessed and peaceful Ramadan. For millions around the globe, this holy month is an opportunity to renew and strengthen their faith through rigorous …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 7, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Shoukry discussed regional issues and emphasized the importance of cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister …

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Urgent Message for Visa Applicants

In addition to the information below, please also see the Embassy’s Covid-19 page for further information: COVID-19 https://eg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/ March 13, 2020 Urgent Message for Visa Applicants: Based on U.S. and Government of Egypt recommendations to avoid large gatherings and observe social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt is postponing nonimmigrant visa appointments scheduled during the period …

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U.S. Embassy Cairo Supports Hakawy Festival for Children with Three American Performances

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