The European Union has actively supported Egypt in a wide range of critical areas including socio-economic development, education, health, energy, transport, environment, climate action, information society, research and innovation, the European Commission has said.

A joint report released on July 17 by the Commission and the European External Action Service looks at the partnership between the EU and Egypt for the period 2015-2017. It assesses the achievements and policy developments in Egypt over the past two years and notes the EU’s active support to the country. The report comes ahead of the 7th EU-Egypt Association Council, scheduled to take place on 25th July 2017 in Brussels, where EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities will be adopted further to their agreement in December 2016.

According to the Commission, the new Partnership Priorities will set the basis for strengthening EU-Egypt cooperation for the coming three years, in areas of common interest and concern, notably economic reforms, governance, human rights, rule of law and efforts towards a more open society but also migration and security/counterterrorism, as well as closer dialogue and cooperation on regional issues.

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