European Commission Environment Director Florica Fink Hooijer will visit Cairo from 29 to 31 October 2023 to strengthen cooperation between the European Union and Egypt on environmental issues.
During the visit, the Director-General addressed the opening of the 6th Cairo Water Week, highlighting the importance of sustainable water management, especially water reuse, and a collaborative approach to water, food and energy ecosystems. Did.
Mr. Fink Hooijer also met with Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hani Sweilum and discussed the possibility of a joint declaration with Egypt on water partnership and the creation of a high-level policy dialogue platform, the Egypt-European Water Platform (EEWP). The discussion centered on The platform aims to foster water policy dialogue, joint research and business opportunities based on mutual benefit and joint funding.
Quote: “I am pleased that the EU and Egypt continue their very constructive dialogue and cooperation in the strategic area of the environment. On many topics such as biodiversity, water, circular economy, waste and plastics. , we share the same goals and will work closely together towards solutions,” said Director-General Fink Hujer.