British Middle East Minister Alistair Burt visits Egypt to support education reforms, entrepreneurship
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) British Middle East Minister Alistair Burt arrived in Cairo on Saturday for a visit focusing on supporting the Egyptian government's education reform, as well as Egyptian entrepreneurship.
Minister Burt will visit an Egyptian school to learn more about how the UK can continue to support the Egyptian government's vision for education reform, according to a Sunday statement by the British embassy in Cairo.
The UK is already Egypt's closest partner in education, and this year alone has seen a number of new education initiatives including a MoU on international branch campuses and an Education Technology trade mission, noted the statement.
The visit will also focus on entrepreneurship, and the deep commitment of the UK to work with Egypt to provide new opportunities for young Egyptians, added the statement.
Following Burt's last visit, the UK doubled its investment in Egypt's start-up scene to EGP 47m, and provided a $140m loan guarantee to support Egypt's economic reform plans.
During the current visit, which is the minister's third trip to Egypt in two years, Burt will meet Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to discuss regional and international issues.