President Sisi meets IMF Managing Director in Dubai on sidelines of COP28



Thu, 30 Nov 2023 - 08:00 GMT


Thu, 30 Nov 2023 - 08:00 GMT

CAIRO – 30 November 2023: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi met on Thursday upon his arrival in Dubai, to participate in the COP28 Summit, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva.

Spokesperson for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said the meeting reviewed the various facets of cooperation between Egypt and the IMF, notably in light of the ongoing cooperation program to fully implement Egypt’s economic reforms.

President Sisi expressed appreciation for the fruitful partnership between the two sides, and emphasized the Government of Egypt’s commitment to maintaining it, given the conducive environment it fosters for all investors and global financial markets with regard to the Egyptian economy as well as the investment opportunities and broad prospects it provides. This takes into account Egypt’s resolve to continue to enhance the structural reforms pertinent to the financial and monetary policies and to further boost the role of the private sector in development.

The IMF Managing Director confirmed the IMF’s mutual interest to further advance its outstanding cooperation with Egypt and its support for Egypt’s economic reforms. In this regard, Ms. Georgieva lauded the performance of the Egyptian economy as well as its resilience and steadfastness in the face of the negative repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and the situation in Gaza. She confirmed the IMF’s commitment to maintaining its joint cooperation with the government so as to realize Egypt’s national goals, including enhancing the overall economic indicators, bolstering its competitiveness, fostering deeper private sector engagement and completing the ongoing development efforts.

The meeting also tackled the issue of climate change and climate finance, notably in developing countries. This is in addition to the global economic situation and efforts underway to reform and enhance the international financing system and multilateral financial institutions, with a view to addressing the current escalating global challenges.




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