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European Union Ambassador in Cairo: We support startups interested in the water field in Egypt

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Ambassador Christian Berger, Ambassador of the European Union, said that the Union is greatly concerned with the water file, noting that there are many organizations and countries with which we cooperate in this field in the Mediterranean region, including the partnership with Egypt, which faces great challenges as a country in this file.

This came during his speech at a conference discussing water issues, with the participation of ambassadors of European Union member states, at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, and in the presence of Ahmed Al-Wakil, President of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and President of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce.

The ambassador added: We are thinking about what can be done for the benefit of the water issue in Egypt, and the many aspects it includes, including water stations, drainage and dealing with rainwater. We also support emerging companies interested in this field, and we have already met some of them because of their wonderful ideas related to water.

The European Union Ambassador pointed out that choosing Alexandria as part of the partnership came because of its connection with Europe through open water canals, and that is why we work together with partners to support various files, noting that there is a framework memorandum of understanding signed between Egypt and the Union that must be translated into practical steps to manage the water file in a proper manner. Good. With this memorandum, Egypt will join many research programs, in addition to cooperation with specialists in climate change and its economic and commercial impacts.

Ambassador Christian Berger, the European Union’s ambassador to Cairo, accompanied by a number of ambassadors of EU member states accredited to Egypt and a number of diplomats, began today a tour that includes the governorates of Alexandria and Kafr El-Sheikh.

During the two-day tour, the European Union Ambassador visited a number of water and sanitation projects that the European Union contributes to financing in the two governorates.

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