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Thursday, 6 February 2020

Three agreements signed at Egyptian Swiss Investment Forum, El Sewedy receives Swiss delegation to cooperate in vocational education

Egypt, Switzerland sign agreements at investment forum: The General Authority for Freezones and Investment (GAFI) signed a cooperation MoU with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs at the end of the Egyptian-Swiss Investment Forum, according to a GAFI statement. The Public Enterprises Ministry also signed an agreement with Swiss weaving company Rieter to develop the Egyptian textile sector. CIRA’s Badr University also signed a partnership agreement with Switzerland’s Business and Hotel Management School to offer hospitality management training and degrees at the university.

Separately, El Sewedy Technical Academy (STA) received a high-level Swiss delegation led by Economic Affairs MInister Guy Parmelin, according to a statement from El Sewedy (pdf). STA is a vocational education secondary school and the two sides discussed ways to enhance the program through cooperating in technical education and training aimed at enhancing skills, employability, and job market access for youth in Egypt.

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