UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Arab States, Mourad Wahba and Egypt’s Prime Minister meet in Cairo in presence of UNDP Resident Representative Richard Dictus and UNDP Country Director Randa Aboul-Hosn.

Cairo,  UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and UNDP Regional Director for the Arab States, Mourad Wahba met today with H.E. Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in Cairo in presence of UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Richard Dictus and UNDP Country Director Randa Aboul-Hosn. In their meeting, they discussed Egypt’s steps to amplify development efforts in the country.

The Sinai Peninsula comes on top of the government’s development agenda where UNDP will provide assistance through its expertise in providing an integrated development approach that tackles multiple dimensions and combines actions for development planning.

Mr. Wahba commended the government’s efforts to widen its development plans and seek more partners to address the development challenges. The collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government will help step up assistance and a broader impact for Egyptians, to ensure that no one is left behind.

Mr. Wahba emphasized that Egypt is one of the leading countries to have embraced the Sustainable Development Goals through the launch of the Egypt Vision 2030. He added that the meeting and discussions are a step forward and a sign of the country’s commitment to meet the national and global goals.

UNDP’s support to Egypt, within the framework of this cooperation, will mainly focus on developing a novel integrated development approach for the Sinai Peninsula with a particular emphasis on inclusive social, economic, and infrastructure development.

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