PM commends cooperation with UN to achieve sustainable development



Tue, 09 May 2023 - 11:21 GMT


Tue, 09 May 2023 - 11:21 GMT


CAIRO – 9 May 2023:  Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli commended cooperation between Egypt and the UN to achieve sustainable development.

Madbouli made the remarks during his participation in the signing ceremony of the 2023-2027 strategic partnership framework on sustainable development.

The premier said that Egypt has made significant progress in addressing development challenges, in partnership with the UN, noting that the State succeeded in reducing poverty, supporting social protection programs to provide decent life for citizens and countering terrorism, illegal migration and human trafficking, in addition to its contribution to enhancing international peace and security.

He stated that Egypt introduced economic reforms and shored up its social protection measures, through expanding the "Takaful and Karama" cash transfer program, increasing wages and pensions and subsidizing basic goods and services.

The prime minister added Egypt pays great attention to attaining development in Africa, noting that African countries need further international support to enhance the investment in people and modernize their basic infrastructure.

He said Egypt will seek in the coming period to invest in human capital and boost productivity and innovation, stressing the need for a more dynamic private sector to create job opportunities, increase exports, diversify the sources of national income and back intellectual property rights.

At the beginning of the signing ceremony, the premier and the attendees watched a documentary on the strategic partnership framework and cooperation between Egypt and the UN in the fields of population, education, health and sustainable development.

The UN Framework for Cooperation for Sustainable Development focuses on realizing human rights, promoting gender equality, empowering women, girls and youth, deepening resilience to climate change, disasters and epidemics and ensuring sustainability, as well as supporting transparent accountability and good governance.



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