The Media Center of the Council of Ministers published a report that included the weekly harvest of the Council of Ministers, during the period from 6 to 12 May 2023, which included the approval of a number of decisions, in addition to the meetings and meetings held by Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, in addition to what His Excellency did. activities.
The report stated that a number of decisions were issued, including approval of a draft decision regarding the Arab Republic of Egypt’s hosting agreement for the headquarters of the “African Space Agency” signed in Cairo on January 24, 2023. The agreement aims to strengthen and implement African policy and strategy in the field of space, and promote activities to employ technologies Space and its applications in order to accelerate the processes of economic and sustainable development and improve the well-being of the African citizen, as well as the approval of a draft resolution on the agreement on the elimination of double taxation with regard to taxes on income and the prevention of tax evasion and avoidance signed between the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the government of the State of Qatar, in addition to approving a draft A decision regarding the publication of lists of customs reductions and appendices of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement “AFCFTA” in the Official Gazette, and a draft decision regarding the financing agreement for the expansion of the “Takaful and Karama for Cash Transfers and System Building” program between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development was approved. As well as approval of assigning the work of implementing the project to redesign, raise the efficiency and develop the specialized center for sports medicine in Nasr City to the National Authority for Military Production affiliated to the Ministry of Military Production, while the results of the work and recommendations of the committee formed by the Prime Minister’s Resolution No. After “for some employees of the administrative apparatus in the country without the need to be present at the workplace, where a number of mechanisms and determinants for the application of this system were indicated, taking into account a set of administrative, organizational, technical, legal and financial aspects.
This comes in addition to reviewing a number of procedures and decisions that have been taken in the context of dealing with a number of problems and challenges facing investors, which were presented to the recent meeting of the Permanent Unit for Solving Investors’ Problems, headed by the Prime Minister, and a number of facilitations that contribute to In improving the investment climate, while the situation regarding the readiness of the ministries and agencies transferred to the Administrative Capital was reviewed as part of the second phase of the transition process, with 19 ministries / agencies, provided that the transfer of these agencies begins next week, in addition to the 14 ministries and destinations that have already moved In the first stage, in addition to a decision to exempt some imports, which come to customs ports, accompanied by passengers coming from outside the country, from customs tax and other fees except value-added tax, for a period of six months, and these imports are represented in: gold in other semi-manufactured forms, and gold It is intended for monetary circulation, jewelry and its parts are made of other precious metals, whether or not they are broken or covered with a shell of precious metals.
As for the meetings held by the Prime Minister, the report mentioned a meeting with the Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa region, and a number of members of the accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of the activities of the conference launching the new country strategy between Egypt and the World Bank Group, where he stressed that the government is committed to making room for To enhance the role of the private sector in economic activity, as well as a meeting to follow up on the steps to implement the proposals program, in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank, the Ministers of Planning and Economic Development, Finance, and the Public Business Sector, the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, the Executive Director of the Sovereign Fund of Egypt, and officials of the Central Bank and relevant ministries, As well as a meeting to follow up the position of a number of projects that are being implemented to develop and revitalize a number of areas in Cairo Governorate, where he quickly directed the settlement of buildings instead of the slums that were built in the new city of Obour, as well as the land of the former “military production” in the city of peace, in the presence of the governor of Cairo, and the head of The Board of Directors of the Urban Development Fund, and the head of the Informal Development Unit in Cairo Governorate, in addition to a meeting with the Minister of Public Business Sector to follow up on a number of the Ministry’s work files, where he directed to quickly terminate the agreements related to the companies affiliated with the Ministry of Public Business Sector that are planned to be put forward to achieve the goals of the state ownership policy document, while A meeting was held with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Authority for the Protection of Competition and the Prevention of Monopolistic Practices, to review the progress made in a number of work files, as remarkable progress has been achieved with regard to the application of competition policies in general and in the field of competitive neutrality in particular.-
He also chaired the weekly meeting in the New Administrative Capital, where a number of files were discussed, such as the national dialogue sessions, and the position of the government’s transfer to the Administrative Capital, in addition to a meeting with the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities to review developments in the tourism industry and a number of the Ministry’s projects, in the presence of the Assistant Minister of Tourism for Technical Affairs and the Director of the Department. International Relations at the Ministry of Tourism, in addition to a meeting to follow up the work of developing the region and the roads surrounding the Grand Egyptian Museum, in the presence of the Ministers of Transport and Local Development, the Governor of Giza, the Assistant Minister of Local Development, and representatives of the consulting office that prepared the general plan for the development of the region, as well as a meeting with the Chairman of the Authority The Egyptian Company for Unified Purchase, Supply and Medical Supplies, to follow up on the Authority’s efforts in a number of its work files and preparation arrangements for Cairo to host the second edition of the African Medical Exhibition and Conference.-
And regarding the activities carried out by the Prime Minister, according to the report, he participated in the reception hosted by King Charles III, at Buckingham Palace, for heads of state and government and delegations participating in the coronation ceremonies, where he conveyed to King Charles III the greetings and congratulations of the President of the Republic, and his wishes of good and prosperity for the Kingdom. United States during the reign of King Charles III, in addition to participating in the coronation ceremony of King Charles III, King of the United Kingdom, on behalf of the President of the Republic, which was held in the historic Westminster Abbey, in the presence of a large number of heads of state and government, and witnessed the signing ceremony of an agreement between the government Egypt, and the United Nations Organization, represented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, regarding the start of preparations and preparations for holding the twelfth session of the World Urban Forum, to be held in Cairo during November 2024, in addition to making statements during a press conference, in the presence of the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program, where he explained that the twelfth session of the World Urban Forum, which will be held in Cairo, will discuss various issues related to urban development and housing in light of the challenges facing the countries of the world. Africa, the activities of the conference to launch the new country strategy between Egypt and the World Bank Group for the period 2023-2027, in the presence of a number of ministers, officials of the concerned authorities and agencies, as well as representatives and officials of the World Bank Group.
The activities also included, as mentioned in the report, a review of a report by the head of the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone on the position of current and future Chinese investments in the economic zone, where he emphasized the government’s keenness and interest in creating a favorable environment to attract investments to Egypt, appreciating the role of the Suez Canal Economic Zone to invest in opportunities in Attracting investments and embracing projects that support employment and provide job opportunities, in addition to an inspection tour of a number of components of the government district in the New Administrative Capital. He started it by inspecting the building of the Capital Security Directorate, in the context of preparing to hand over the building after its completion and start its operation during the coming period, and was accompanied by the assistant head of the Engineering Authority. of the Armed Forces, the Director of Cairo Security, the Director of the General Department of the Construction and Urban Communities Police, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Managing Director of the New Administrative Capital Company for Urban Development, and a number of concerned officials, while he and his entourage went to visit the headquarters of the Ministry of Housing in the Governmental District, where he was received by the Minister of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities, the Assistant Minister of Housing and the supervisor of the Minister’s office, and listened during the tour to an explanation from the Minister of Housing about the components of the main building and what it includes of equipment and halls for meetings and conferences at the headquarters. In the new administrative capital, during his tour of the government district, where he was received by the Minister of Transport, and a number of leaders and officials of the ministry.
And as a continuation of the activities of the Prime Minister, the report referred to His Excellency’s participation in the launch of the new strategic framework for cooperation with the United Nations for the period 2023-2027, where he delivered a speech in which he said that this occasion is the culmination of Egypt’s development relations with one of the most important, diverse and influential development partners. And in the presence of a large number of ministers and governors, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Egypt, the United Nations country team in Egypt, heads, directors and representatives of development organizations and specialized United Nations agencies. During the tour, he was accompanied by the Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, the Vice President of the New Urban Communities Authority, the Assistant Minister of Housing, the Head of the New Administrative Capital Authority, and a member of the technical office in the Ministry, while a report from the Minister of Culture was reviewed on the announcement of the launch of the new mobile library fleet in a number From the governorates, from the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture in the New Administrative Capital and Al-Shaab Square, in cooperation with the Egypt Public Libraries Fund.
As for the meetings held by the Prime Minister throughout the week, the report mentions a meeting with the British Foreign Minister, on the sidelines of his participation, on behalf of the President of the Republic, in the coronation ceremony of King Charles III, where he congratulated the British Foreign Minister on the occasion of the coronation of King Charles III as King. to the United Kingdom, praising the distinguished organization of coronation events, which came to reflect the legacy and history of this great country, in addition to a meeting with Her Royal Highness Princess Alia Bint Al Hussein, and her accompanying delegation, to discuss opportunities to enhance cooperation between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the field of nature protection and investment Inside the natural reserves, in the presence of the Minister of Environment and the Governor of Fayoum, as well as a meeting with the Minister of Social Solidarity to follow up on a number of the Ministry’s work files, where he emphasized the government’s great interest in the file of social protection, and its keenness to develop support and protection programs provided in a way that contributes to targeting the eligible groups, as well as A meeting with the head of the Suez Canal Authority to review the features of a huge project in the field of petrochemicals that is being implemented in cooperation with the “Anchorage Investments” company in the Suez Canal Economic Zone, where he confirmed that the government is ready to provide the necessary support and support for the project, whether by issuing the golden license or by facilitating the necessary procedures and steps to expedite its implementation.