USAID Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al-Mashat

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Monday, April 25, 2022

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, to discuss shared priorities and discuss USAID’s strategic partnership with the Government of Egypt to pursue shared development goals. The two reflected on the food security challenges posed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and USAID’s desire to support Egypt in its efforts to employ innovative solutions to mitigate the impact of rising food prices on national budgets and vulnerable households. 

During the meeting, Administrator Power also shared her concerns over the continued reports of human rights abuses in Egypt, including those reported in the Department of State’s recently released 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights. Administrator Power and Minister Al-Mashat also discussed climate change as a shared priority. Administrator Power congratulated Egypt for their selection as host for the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference and noted that USAID looks forward to working closely with the Government of Egypt to host the conference, achieve country goals for adaptation and renewable energy and increase the global ambition for action on climate change.

Last updated: November 14, 2022

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