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 will support programming in the areas of higher education, basic education, joint U.S.-Egypt science and technology cooperation, health, trade and investment, and agriculture.

In an online press conference hosted by the Ministry of International Cooperation, U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Cohen stated, “Today we reaffirm the U.S.-Egypt partnership, in which USAID has played a key role for over 40 years, providing over $30 billion in development assistance. Today’s agreements reflect the U.S. Government and the Ministry of International Cooperation’s commitment to bringing lasting stability and greater opportunities for all Egyptians.”

“Our strategic partnership with the United States has been long lasting, with a particular focus on investing in human capital through stakeholder engagement with civil society and the private sector. The six new agreements add to our existing and diverse portfolio that collectively contribute to more inclusive and sustainable economic growth,” said Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al Mashat.

This latest support for Egypt is part of the four decades of partnership between the American and Egyptian people, to bolster self-reliance, foster stability, promote economic growth, empower women, and reduce poverty. USAID’s program in Egypt, totaling over $30 billion since 1978, promotes a healthy, educated, and employed population. To find out more about USAID’s work in Egypt, please see https://www.usaid.gov/egypt, and follow along on Facebook and Twitter at @USAIDEgypt.