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 of Defense Sedki Sobhi to discuss shared interests in regional security, stability, and economic development.
Touring the Giza plateau, they visited the groundwater lowering project at the Sphinx. Developed in coordination with the Ministry of Antiquities, the USAID project helps protect the historical monument from damage due to excessive groundwater.
The delegation also met with World Food Programme (WFP) representatives and Syrian refugees to discuss WFP food distribution programs. The United States government, through USAID, has provided USD 37 million to the WFP in support of Syrian refugees in Egypt.