CAIRO – April 6, 2021: Egypt and Japan held the 6th Steering Committee meeting on April 4, 2021 as part of the Egypt-Japan educational partnership “EJEP”.
The meeting took place in the presence of Tarek Shawki, the Minister of Education and Technical Education who also moderated the debates, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Nevine El- Kabbag, Minister of Social Solidarity and Secretary General of the Committee Hany Helal, former Minister of Higher Education.
The Japanese side was represented by Ambassador NOKE Masaki, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, MATSUNAGA Hideki, Director General of the Middle East and Europe Department of JICA, who is currently visiting Egypt, and OMURA Yoshifumi, Chief Representative of JICA office in Egypt, in addition to a number of government officials and officials from both sides.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the progress of various ongoing projects within the framework of the partnership, including Egypt-Japan “EJS” schools, human resource development and scholarship programs in Japan, Egypt University. -Japan for science and technology “E-JUST”, technical education and early childhood development projects.
The two sides recognized the progress made and the strength of the partnership between Egypt and Japan in the field of education, which includes many successful models of cooperation and enjoys the support of the highest political leaders. The two sides agreed to make more efforts to achieve the goals of mutual cooperation despite the challenges imposed by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
EJEP was launched by the leaders of the two countries in 2016 and covers all stages of education in Egypt, contributing to continued government reforms in this important area. The steering committee as well as the two executive committees of the EJEP (EC1 & EC2) were established by a presidential decree, and they meet periodically to execute decisions, approvals and review of joint cooperation between Egypt and Japan.