Minister of Higher Education Considers Signing an Agreement to Start the Establishment of the Université Française d’Égypte

On the 30th of March 2021, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, held a meeting with Calogero Si Andra, Director of the French Development Agency (AFD), Fabio Grazi, Director of the Agency’s Office in Cairo, Pr. Denis Darby, President of the Université Française d’Égypte (UFE), and a French delegation from AFD, to discuss the completion of the UFE’s construction.

During the meeting, the minister highlighted the depth of the Egyptian and French diplomatic relations, especially in the educational and research fields – including the UFE – noting that Paris is an important and strategic partner for Cairo in the field of education and scientific research.

The two sides also discussed accelerating the project to complete the executive steps, signing a framework agreement, and agreeing to define the upcoming engineering and technical procedures required to start the university’s construction by the end of this year.



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