EU Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas arrived in Egypt on Sunday for a three-day visit aimed at strengthening cooperation between the EU and Egypt in various fields. The visit will focus on skills, education, and mobility, while also addressing common challenges related to migration management. The visit will also follow up on the trends of recent European Council meetings.
In a statement distributed by the EU Delegation in Egypt on Saturday, the European Commission noted that Schinas’ visit is an opportunity to deepen cooperation with Egypt. During his stay in Cairo, Schinas will hold a series of high-level meetings with Egyptian officials and government representatives.
The visit comes at a time when both the EU and Egypt are seeking to enhance their relationship and find ways to collaborate on issues of mutual interest. One such issue is migration management, which has become a pressing concern for both the EU and Egypt.
Schinas’ meetings with Sameh Shoukry, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Hassan Shehata, the Minister of Manpower, Reda Hegazi, the Minister of Education and Technical Education, and Alaa Abdel Muti, the Assistant Minister of Interior, are expected to focus on ways to deepen cooperation in these areas.
The EU and Egypt have a long-standing partnership, which has been strengthened by the signing of the Association Agreement in 2001. Since then, both sides have worked to deepen their economic and political ties. The visit by Schinas is expected to further strengthen this partnership and provide opportunities for greater collaboration.