A HISTORICALLY STRONG AND GROWING PARTNERSHIP
As the USA and Egypt mark greater than a century of diplomatic cooperation and friendship, the USA stands with Egypt and the Egyptian individuals to advertise regional safety, bolster financial resilience, advance people-to-people ties, deal with the local weather disaster, strengthen a essential protection partnership, and assist Egyptians of their pursuit of a affluent future which protects elementary freedoms for all.
PROMOTING REGIONAL SECURITY
The USA and Egypt are cooperating carefully to de-escalate conflicts and promote sustainable peace, together with by supporting UN mediation to allow elections in Libya as quickly as attainable and restoring a civilian-led transition in Sudan by way of the Framework Political Settlement. The USA and Egypt share an unwavering dedication to a negotiated two-state answer as the one path to a long-lasting decision of the Israeli-Palestinian battle and equal measures of safety, prosperity, and dignity for Israelis and Palestinians. Constructing on Egypt’s transformational peace with Israel, the USA and Egypt are partnering to foster additional regional cooperation, together with by way of the Negev Discussion board course of. The USA is engaged with Egypt, in addition to Sudan and Ethiopia, to advance a swift diplomatic decision on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that safeguards the pursuits of the three events.
BOLSTERING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
The USA and Egypt have a shared dedication to strengthening bilateral financial cooperation for the mutual advantage of the American and Egyptian individuals, together with by way of increasing commerce, growing personal sector investments, and collaborating on clear vitality and local weather know-how. The USA has invested $600 million to digitize Egypt’s telecommunications sector, and Egypt has imported $5.9 billion from the USA to assemble, develop, and modernize Egyptian infrastructure to fulfill the wants of a rising inhabitants. As Egypt continues to confront the worldwide repercussions of Russia’s aggression in opposition to Ukraine and ensuing meals insecurity, the USA commends Egypt for concluding settlement with the Worldwide Financial Fund on December 16, 2022 that’s essential to stabilizing its economic system and enabling very important reforms. The USA and Egypt have dedicated to establishing a Joint Financial Fee that can additional improve cooperation on all financial and business points.
ADVANCING PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE TIES
Greater than 20,000 Egyptians have participated in U.S. authorities alternate applications, and 450 Egyptians journey to the USA yearly on skilled and educational alternate applications facilitated by U.S. Embassy Cairo. The mission’s English language programming reaches 1000’s of scholars and lecturers throughout Egypt, together with at Al-Azhar College and affiliated establishments. As dedicated companions in preserving, restoring, and defending Egypt’s cultural heritage, the USA and Egypt in November 2021 renewed a Memorandum of Understanding that strengthens protections for Egypt’s cultural patrimony and allows bilateral cooperation to disrupt the trafficking of archeological artifacts and cultural objects.
TACKLING THE CLIMATE CRISIS
The USA welcomes Egypt’s ongoing management by way of the COP27 presidency to speed up international ambition and motion to deal with the local weather disaster. The USA and Egypt assist the International Methane Pledge (GMP) and the brand new GMP Vitality Pathway, which Egypt has joined with respect to the oil and gasoline sector. The USA and Egypt co-lead the brand new partnership on Adaptation in Africa, which is concentrated on concrete initiatives to assist construct resilience in a altering local weather. The USA is offering $10 million to assist the launch of the Cairo Middle for Studying and Excellence on Adaptation and Resilience, which can construct adaptation capability throughout Africa. At COP27, the USA along with Germany introduced greater than $250 million to speed up Egypt’s vitality transition by way of the deployment of 10 gigs watts of recent wind and photo voltaic vitality initiatives and the decommissioning of 5 gig awards of inefficient pure gasoline technology.
STRENGTHENING A CRITICAL DEFENSE PARTNERSHIP
Egypt is a valued U.S. associate in counterterrorism, anti-trafficking, and regional safety operations, which advance each U.S. and Egyptian safety. The decades-long protection partnership is a pillar for regional stability. Since 1978, the USA has contributed greater than $50 billion in army help, which has contributed to Egypt’s capabilities to guard and defend its land and maritime borders and to confront an evolving terrorist risk, together with within the Sinai Peninsula.
REALIZING A DEMOCRATIC AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR ALL
The USA and Egypt established diplomatic relations in 1922 in a letter from President Warren G. Harding to King Ahmed Fuad, and during the last century, this deep partnership has confirmed versatile to altering circumstances as Egypt seeks to construct a secure and affluent future that advances the fundamental rights and elementary freedoms of all residents. The USA firmly believes essential partnerships just like the U.S.-Egypt relationship are stronger when there’s a shared dedication to human rights.
We preserve an energetic dialogue that seeks to bolster tangible steps to advertise freedom of expression, finish political detention and strengthen the rule of legislation, and undertake essential judicial reforms, together with with respect to pre-trial detention reforms, consistent with Egypt’s Nationwide Technique on Human Rights.