Egypt is a great nation, which locates in geopolitically important position, linking the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Given this, strengthening Egypt's stability and development as well as its constructive role in the region is important for the regional peace and stability.
The cooperation between Egypt and Japan started when Japan provided technical cooperation in 1954, followed by grant aid in 1973, and loan in 1974. In 1977, JICA Egypt Office was established and since then, JICA continued to provide cooperation in Egypt in different sectors. Cairo Opera House, Peace Bridge, Cairo University Specialized Pediatric Hospital (CUSPH), Greater Cairo Metro Line No. 4. and Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) represent the major symbolic cooperation projects.
Following the visit of Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe to Egypt in January 2015 and Egyptian President, H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi's visit to Tokyo in 2016, both leaders declared "Japan-Egypt Joint Statement", which is considered to be the first step of the leap towards a new stage in bilateral relations between the two countries as both leaders reiterated their willingness to continue to work towards promoting regional and international stability and development, and to further develop their strategic relationship, in particular in the fields of education, electricity and health through exchanging of agreements such as Egypt Japan Education Partnership (EJEP).
Through the mutual cooperation between Egypt and Japan, JICA will continue to support the sustainable development of Egypt and will help strengthening this bilateral relationship.
|July 13, 2021||Cooperation between Egypt and Japan in the Realization of the Second Khufu boat Assembly and Supporting the Transfer of 72 Artifacts to the Grand Egyptian Museum|
|June 7, 2021||Consulting Services: "The Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Small-scale Fish Farmers in Egypt"|
|February 25, 2021||Publications|
|February 22, 2021||JICA Signs JPY 25 billion Development Policy Loan with Egypt for the Power Sector Reform.|
|February 8, 2021||Consulting Services: "Data Collection Survey towards tackling marine litters in Egypt through applying 3R on Single Use Plastic Bags (SUPB)"|
|April 5, 2021||Signing of a loan agreement to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Egypt (Private Sector Investment and Finance): Improving access to finance for MSMEs and WMMSMEs -The first project adopting SMBC-JICA Sustainable Finance (*) Framework-|
|February 18, 2021||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Egypt: Contributing to a sustainable and stable supply of electricity in Egypt through providing budget support|
|February 2, 2021||Fostering human resources for Middle East and Africa development: Making the best out of Japan's engineering education|
|December 15, 2020||Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan meet with young Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and a Youth Volunteer for Nikkei Communities who returned from overseas|
|November 6, 2020||JICA's project team for the Grand Egyptian Museum Joint Conservation Project has received the Yomiuri International Cooperation Award ー Their long-time skills development and contribution to cultural heritage protection were valued ー|