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من السيد رئيس الجمهورية للمواطنين المصريين المسلمين بالسويد

″مسلمي مصر المغتربين بالسويد

يسعدني أن أبعث إليكم بأصدق التهاني القلبية بمناسبة حلول شهر رمضان المعظم. و أدعو الله تعالي أن يعيدة عليكم بالخير و اليمن و البركات, و علي مصرنا الحبيبة بدوام التقدم و الازدهار″.

 

مع أطيب تمنياتي

و كل عام و انتم بخير

 

 

عبد الفتاح السيسي

رئيس جمهورية مصر العربية

 

 

 

تحية طيبة و بعد٬

برجاء الإحاطة أن العمل القنصلي متوقف بالقنصلية خلال الفترة من يوم 1/4/2017 حتي 13/4/2017 إلا في حالة الضرورة القصوي و ذلك نظراً لعقد إمتحانات أبناؤنا في الخارج بالسفارة خلال تلك الفترة.

و شكراً لحسن تعاونكم

 

تهدي سفارة جمهورية مصر العربية في استوكهولم اطيب تحياتها الي الجالية المصرية الكريمة في السويد و لاتفيا و تتشرف ان ترفق جدول امتحانات الطلاب ابنائنا في الخارج من الصف الاول الابتدائي و حتي الصف الثاني الثانوي متمنين لابنائنا المتقدمين للامتحانات دوام التوفيق و النجاح.

 

تهيب السفارة المصرية في استوكهولم السادة اولياء الامور بأتباع القواعد الخاصة بالانضباط داخل لجنة الامتحان والوارده من وزارة التربية والتعليم والتى ستطبقها السفارة بكل دقة .

وتنتهز سفارة جمهورية مصر العربية فى استوكهولم هذه المناسبة لترسل للجالية المصرية الكريمة خالص تحياتها .

 

 

 

 

 

تهدي سفارة جمهورية مصر العربية اطيب تحياتها إلى الجالية المصرية الكريمة و تتشرف بالاحاطة بانه للاطلاع على كافة التصريحات الاخبار الصادرة عن الخارجية المصرية و موفق الحكومة المصرية تجاه كافة الاحداث و تطورات يرجى الاطلاع على الروابط التالية:

رابط الصفحة الرسمية لوزارة الخارجية على موقع فيسبوك باللغة الانجليزية:

https://www.facebook.com/MFAEgyptEnglish

رابط الصفحة الرسمية لوزارة الخارجية على موقع فيسبوك باللغة العربية:

https://www.facebook.com/MFAEgypt

رابط حساب تويتر الخاص بالمتحدث الرسمي باسم وزارة الخارجية:

https://twitter.com/MfaEgypt

 

The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt presents its compliments to the esteemed Egyptian community and has the honor to relay the following information: For all news statements issued by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and the Egyptian government conciliator to all events and developments we ask that you please peruse the following links:

 

The Official State Department link on the Facebook page site in English:

http://www.facebook.com/MFAEgyptEnglish

 

The Official State Department link on the Facebook page site in English:

http://www.facebook.comMFAEgypt

 

Twitter account link for the official Spokesmen for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

https://twitter.come/MfaEgypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

السيد سامح ماجد محمد شوقي الأنصاري يتفضل بخالص الشكر للسفارة المصرية بإستوكهولم لكي يحصل على بطاقاته الشخصية المفقودة التي حصلنا عليها

تهدي سفارة جمهورية مصر العربية أطيب تحياتها، و تتشرف بالتأكيد على ضرورة أن تكون كافة المراسلات الموجهة إلى السفارة بالبريد المسجل ولذلك لضمان وصول كافة المستندات إلى السفارة بشكل سليم. وفي حال كانت المعاملة القنصلية المطلوب القيام بها لها قيمة مالية محددة فيجب أن يرسل مع المستندات قيمة المعاملة القنصلية في صورة شيك مسجل Certified Check باسم سفارة جمهورية مصر العربية في استكهولم، علماً بأن أية مبالغ مالية ترد في البريد العادي أو المسجل لن يتم قبولها بعد الآن. و تنتهز سفارة جمهورية مصر العربية

هذه الفرصة لتعرب عن خالص التقدير و الاحترام

 

 

Den Egyptiska Ambassaden framför sina hälsningar och har äran att förmedla viktig information som berör hantering av betalning för konsulära ärenden via vanlig post. Vänligen notera att all post som skickas till ambassaden ska ske via rekommenderat brev. Dessutom, kommer den egyptiska ambassaden, från och med den 23:e augusti 2016, ej att acceptera någon kontant betalning som är skickad per post (varken vanlig eller rekommenderat) samt som ambassaden inte kommer att hållas ansvarig för eventuella försvunna kontanter i posten . Alla avgifter som gäller konsulära ärenden bör endast skickas i form av certifierade checkar till den Egyptiska Ambassaden. Den Egyptiska Ambassaden skulle vilja ta detta tillfälle i akt och uttrycka sin uppskattning för er samverkan.

 

 

The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt presents its compliments and has the honor to relay important information pertaining to the handling of payments of consular errands via regular mail to the Egyptian Embassy. Kindly note that all mails to the embassy should be sent via the “Recommended mail”. More importantly, starting from today 23rd August 2016 the Egyptian Embassy will not accept any cash payment sent by mail (Regular or recommended). All fees pertaining to all consular errands should only be sent in the form of certified checks addressed to the Egyptian Embassy. The embassy will not be held responsible for any cash lost in the mail. The Egyptian Embassy would like to take this opportunity and express its esteem and appreciation for all those concerned.

 

تتشرف سفارة جمهورية مصر العربية باستكهولم بالتنويه عن طرح وزارة الإسكان و المرافق و المجتمعات العمرانية الجديدة لمشروع "بيت الوطن" للمصريين بالخارج على أن يتم إغلاق باب الحجز نهاية شهر مارس الجاري

 

و يمكن للمصريين الراغبين في الحجز في هذا المشروع الإطلاع على الشروط و الحجز عبر موقع هيئة المجتمعات العمرانية التالي

 

عرض مشروع قانون الهجرة الجديد للحوار المجتمعي

 

 

تهدي السفارة المصرية باستكهولم أطيب تحياتها لجميع أفراد الجالية، وتود إبلاغ الجالية الموقرة أن وزارة الدولة للهجرة وشئون المصريين

بالخارج قررت طرح مشروع قانون لإعادة تنظيم هجرة المصريين بالخارج ورعايتهم، للحوار المجتمعي واستطلاع رأي المصريين في الخارج حياله، وطلبت استطلاع رأي المصريين في الخارج حول أهم ملامح مشروع القانون المقترح.

: وفيما يلي أهم الملامح والأفكار في مشروع القانون

التأكيد على تمتع المصريين بالخارج بكافة حقوقهم الدستورية.

التزام الدولة برعاية المصريين بالخارج وكفالة حقوقهم وحرياتهم.

اتخاذ خطوات فاعلة لزيادة ارتباطهم بمصر ومد جسور التواصل مع المصريين بالخارج.

تمكينهم من أداء واجباتهم العامة نحو الدولة والمجتمع والإسهام في تنمية الوطن وتشجيع مساهماتهم العلمية وتوظيف خبراتهم في تطوير الملفات الاقتصادية والثقافية والاجتماعية من خلال مجموعة من التيسيرات والحوافز.

وضع نظام تأميني وإنشاء صندوق لرعاية المصريين بالخارج في حالات الطوارئ لمواجهة الصعوبات التي يتعرضون لها.

تطوير منظومة إجراءات الهجرة والخدمات التي تقدمها الدولة في هذا الشأن.

تنظيم عمل شركات مساعدة راغبي الهجرة الدائمة.

وترجو السفارة من المصريين استيفاء استطلاع الرأي عبر الرابط التالي و موافاتنا بأية آراء أو مقترحات في هذا الخصوص ليتسنى نقلها لوزارة الدولة للهجرة للنظر فيها و إجراء حوار مجتمعي حيالها.

 

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إعلان

 

تتشرف السفارة المصرية باستكهولم بالإعلان عن إنشاء الموقع الإلكتروني الخاص بالوكالة المصرية للشراكة من أجل التنمية و ذلك للتعريف بمهام عمل الوكالة و أنشطتها في جميع الدول الواقعة في نطاق عملها و هو على النحو التالي

www.eapd.gov.eg

 

Egypt’s special investment law and the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone: a positive Prospect for future investment

By Tarek Badawy

 

On August 9, 2015, three days following the inauguration of the New Suez Canal, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued Decree No. 330/2015 declaring the area adjacent to the Canal a special economic zone. Such a declaration brings investments in the Suez Canal region within the realm of the Special Zones Law No. 83/2002 (SZ Law).

Establishing a special economic zone in Suez is significant for a number of reasons. The SZ Law provides important incentives to investors wishing to establish or operate agricultural, industrial, and service projects in the zone. Special economic zones also enjoy autonomy, as they are governed through an independent general authority (General Authority), which means they are relatively free from bureaucracy.

In addition, the Suez Canal Economic Zone benefits from an unrivalled location and preferential market access, through bilateral and multilateral agreements, to Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the USA (through the QIZ agreement). In brief, the SZ Law creates important opportunities with the aim of attracting private sector-led economic growth and increasing foreign direct investment in Egypt. Extending the operation of this law to the Suez Canal region is an important step towards Egypt’s economic recovery as a promising emerging market.This blog article provides a brief introduction to the SZ Law and outlines certain legal and practical benefits the Law offers Egyptian and foreign investors, notably around the Suez Canal Economic Zone and other special economic zones in Egypt.

 

Benefits of the SZ Law

 

•A one-stop shop

 

The SZ Law provides investors with a number of practical benefits that aim to streamline the flow of business. Each economic zone is administered by a General Authority created by Cabinet decree, whose purpose is to develop the zone, ensure its smooth management, and guarantee the application of the law within the zone. In other words, the SZ Law creates a “one-stop shop” for investors within each relevant special economic zone.

 

What this means is that each General Authority enjoys the same powers as relevant government ministers, governors, and authority chairpersons. Its Board of Directors (BoD) puts in place policies and regulations to achieve the purpose for which the zone was established including (i) the conditions and standards of urban planning and construction; (ii) rules pertaining to the management of ports, airports and their efficient operation; (iii) conditions of export-import from and to the zone in a way that ensures efficiency, health, safety and environmental protection; and (iv) conditions relating to real estate authorization, notarization and legalization. This contributes to a more business-friendly environment that is supportive of private sector growth.

 

•Streamlining processes and formalities

 

The BoD is also responsible for governmental functions relating to issuing licenses and permits. Accordingly, all construction, environmental, industrial and agricultural permits, licenses and approvals can be obtained from the General Authority’s BoD instead of the numerous entities that investors would otherwise need to approach. It is also in charge of regulating all corporate affairs within the special economic zone, including overseeing the incorporation of companies, issuing commercial registry extracts and ratifying company board resolutions. It therefore plays the same role performed by the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), the Companies’ Authority, and the Commercial Registry Authority outside of the zone. This is crucial as it cuts down on bureaucracy and provides investors with a predictable business environment.

Experience with the General Authority for the Economic Zone North West of the Gulf of Suez, which was established in 2003, shows that such functions are typically performed swiftly and efficiently within the zone.

 

•Tax, customs, and other benefits and exemptions

 

Besides the practical benefits described above, the SZ Law provides investors with certain tax and customs benefits. For example, the SZ Law exempts transactions within the zone from all sales taxes and stamp duties. Similarly, machines, equipment, raw materials, vehicles, spare parts and any other materials or components imported from overseas are exempt from customs duties, sales and any other taxes or levies, to the extent they are used in the context of the person’s licensed operations within the zone.

In addition, certain industries (e.g., logistics, power and renewable energy, shipping and transportation) may, after obtaining a decree from Cabinet, enjoy certain non-tax benefits and incentives, which include (i) the allocation of lands needed for their projects in exchange for a nominal fee or on a deferred payment basis, (ii) the General Authority’s payment of all or part of the Egyptian workers’ technical training expenses; and/or (iii) the General Authority’s payment of the employers’ and Egyptian workers’ share of all or part of their social security contributions. Besides constituting an economic incentive to business owners, the General Authority’s coverage of worker training and development costs will serve a social function by maintaining workers’ employability and improving their productivity and living standards. This promotes social justice and equity in the long run.

 

•Free disposal of shares

 

Under Egypt’s Companies Law (Law 159/1981, as amended), the transfer of the company’s shares in the first two years following incorporation is subject to severe restrictions. The SZ Law, however, allows for the transfer and disposal of the shares and quotas of companies immediately upon incorporation, subject to obtaining the General Authority’s approval upon the Cabinet’s recommendation. The waiver of restrictions on the free disposal of shares will encourage investors seeking a quick return on investments to enter the Egyptian market through special economic zones.

 

•Effective dispute resolution process

 

Finally, to streamline the resolution of disputes, the SZ Law establishes a dispute resolution center (DSC) headed by a senior judge whose purpose is to resolve tax, customs, employment, social security, contractual, and extra-contractual disputes involving entities within a special economic zone. This is a laudable goal as it attempts to ensure the swift adjudication and settlement of disputes.

The DSC’s decisions are binding, yet may be appealed to local courts. Keeping with the spirit of swift resolution of disputes, a party will be allowed to resort directly to courts in the event the DSC fails to address its claim promptly, if its complaint relates to a matter that falls within the jurisdiction of summary courts, or if it seeks to stay the execution of an administrative decision. The foregoing, however, does not deprive parties from resorting to arbitration as an alternative form of dispute resolution, the speed of which is generally in the hands of the parties. As a result, investments are protected and are subject to the complete rule of law.

 

•Conclusion:

 

The inauguration of the New Suez Canal on August 6, 2015, and the enactment of Decree No. 330/2015 three days later serve as fertile grounds for investment opportunities in Egypt. Given the practical and legal benefits offered by the SZ Law, in addition to the Suez Canal Zone’s strategic location, it is expected to attract many local and foreign investors, particularly in the petroleum equipment, textile and garments, automotive, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, as well as in logistics and transshipment services. This sets the stage for the Suez Canal Economic Zone to meet its projected target of contributing $40 billion to Egypt’s economy in the future. It also ensures that such growth will remain sustainable and equitable, ensuring that Egypt’s drive for economic development is people-centered.

*The Author is Attorney at Law (Egypt), Barrister and Solicitor (Canada), Shahid Law Firm, Cairo

 

 

إعلان

 

تتشرف السفارة المصرية بالإعلان عن ما تم الاتفاق عليه بين السيدة وزيرة الدولة للهجرة و شئون المصريين بالخارج و السيد محافظ البنك المركزي فيما يتعلق بتحويلات الأفراد الطبيعيين من المصريين بالخارج، و ذلك كما يلي

 

- السماح للأفراد الطبيعيين المصريين الذين يقومون بتحويل مدخراتهم من حساباتهم في الخارج إلى أحد البنوك العاملة في مصر بالنقد الأجنبي لربط ودائع أو شراء شهادات إدخار بالنقد الأجنبي بإعادة تحويلها عند تاريخ الاستحقاق إلى الخارج بإسم نفس الشخص الذي قام بالتحويل دون قيود.

 

- السماح للأفراد الطبيعيين المصريين الذين يقومون بتحويل مدخراتهم من حساباتهم بالخارج إلى أحد البنوك العاملة في مصر بإعادة تحويل نفس القيمة إلى الخارج بإسم نفس الشخص الذي قام بالتحويل و ذلك عند تصفية استثماراتهم في مصر سواء كليا أو جزئيا بموجب قرار من البنك المركزي.

 

- التأكيد على أنه لا يوجد أي مخاوف بشأن عدم قدرة المصريين في الخارج على إعادة تحويل أموالهم بالنقد الأجنبي إلى الخارج مرة أخرى في حال رغبتهم في تصفية نشاطهم لأي سبب.

 

مسلمي مصر المغتربين

يسعدني أن ابعث اليكم بأصدق التهاني القلبية بمناسبة حلول عيد ألاضحي المبارك . و أدعو ألله تعالي أن ينعم عليكم بالمزيد من النجاح و التوفيق , وعلي مصرنا الحبيبة بدوام العزة و الرفعة .

مع اطيب تمنياتي

و كل عام وانت بخير

 

عبد الفتاح السيسي

رئيس جمهورية مصر العربية

Ambassador Moushira Khattab (PhD) is the Chair of the Women in Foreign Policy Group (Egyptian Council of Foreign Affairs) & Former Minister of Family and Population of Egypt

 

September 1st, 2015 saw the appointment of Judge Ghada El Shahawi to the position of Assistant Minister of Justice. The appointment, which was made by “Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council at a request from the Minister of Justice Ahmed El Zind, is monumental in that El Shahawi goes down in history as the first female judge to hold such a position. She will lead a legal sector. The sector, “The Rights of the Woman and Child”, is also newly established within the ministry.

 

This development promises a significant shift on two fronts.

 

The first dimension relates to the struggle of Egyptian women for equal rights, and more specifically within the judiciary. Egyptian women were the first in Africa and the Middle East to gain their rights. As early as 1882 they were publishing their own magazines and establishing their own NGOs. In 1956 Egyptian women gained their political rights, and subsequently they became members of parliament in 1957. In 1962 the first female Minister was appointed. A century of hard work saw Egyptian women conquer and excel in all fields including medicine, hard science, diplomacy, business , civil aviation and information technology to name but a few. The judiciary remained one of a very few fields that stood closed for women. Exclusion based on lack of competence was difficult, and hence religious pretexts took center stage. Self-proclaimed experts in religious affairs flexed their muscles to keep women away from the judiciary. Political Islam had gained ground over the past four decades by stealth. They toyed with many fragile minds, often playing on the patriotic fervor that ran high at the time. They succeeded in derailing the march of Egyptian women towards equal rights. Other Arab countries including Iraq and Syria which started much later appointed women judges and Egypt fell behind. In 2003 Tahany El Gebaly became the first Egyptian female judge and was appointed as Deputy President of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

 

Egyptian women rejoiced for some time, only to realize five years later that the country remained with its only token female judge. They pressured again and by 2008 42 female judges were appointed, one of which was Ghada El Shahawi. El Shahawi had started her career in 2000 as a member of the administrative prosecution.

 

In 2010 the constitution was amended and women were allocated a parliamentary quota of 64 seats. Optimism ran high once again but not for long. The General Assembly of Administrative Judiciary (State Council), also in 2010, ruled by a sweeping majority of 334 out of 380 votes to bar women from the State Council. A few weeks after the 2011 revolution, the parliamentary quota for women was revoked by a constitutional declaration. The short-lived 2012 Islamist constitution dealt a heavy blow to women’s rights altogether. The only female judge on the constitutional court was, moreover, removed by a constitutional provision.

 

Egyptian women impressed the world with their activism since January 2011. They were inspired by the activism of their mothers during the 1919 revolution against British colonialism and patriarchy. They defied tradition and overcame stereotypes. Again women were pivotal in the June 30, 2013 revolution that removed the Islamists from power. Women managed to restore what was taken by the Islamist constitution. The 2014 constitution moreover prohibited violence, discrimination and human trafficking. It also clearly stipulates the right of women to hold public office and especially in the judiciary. Upon the adoption of the 2014 constitution, the president of the National Council of Women addressed a letter to the head of the State Council to inquire about steps envisioned by the Council to implement the constitution. The latter considered it interference in its internal affairs. Again it was doom and gloom. Women did not give up, and on 17th June 2015, twenty-six female judges were sworn in as presiding judges in the Courts of First Instance. Minister El Zind declared that the appointments are part of a plan by the justice ministry to “eliminate all hurdles facing women’s work in the judiciary”. He hinted, at the time that a woman would be appointed as an assistant Minister of Justice.

 

It is against this background that the appointment of a woman assistant Minister of Justice shines as an important milestone. It rekindles women’s hopes to eliminate the remaining forms of discrimination within the judiciary. Ghada El Shahawi’s mandate includes women’s issues related to employment and labor, as well as within the family court system. The mandate might seem stereotypical but it actually hits the nail right on the head as the worst forms of discrimination against women remain within the personal status law. Moreover the interpretation of the law remains at the discretion of the judge. Culture plays a strong role and Egypt still lives in a patriarchal society. The undercurrent of using religion to push women to second or third class has negatively affected the actual status of women in society. Having a woman at the helm of this crucial sector is very important and much-needed to bring about change and ensure women’s equality before the law.

 

The second positive element is the name of the new sector headed by Judge Ghada El Shahawi: “Rights of Woman and Child”. This name is an indication that the Ministry of Justice is actually considering adopting a human rights approach. If this proves to be the case, then Egypt is on the right track towards implementing the 2014 constitution which commits the State to the international Human Rights Conventions ratified by Egypt. This means that Ghada El Shahawi will lead a national endeavor to implement such conventions including the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention against torture and a host of other international human rights instruments.

 

In conclusion the appointment of Ghada El Shahawi and the articulation of her mandate promises to be an important step worthy of support as much as it is worthy of monitoring and evaluation.

 

 

Source: mfaegypt.org

Egyptian Women: Breaking through new barriers?

by Ambassador Moushira Khattab

يسر سفارة جمهورية مصر العربية في استكهولم أن تنوه عن إعلان هيئة المجتمعات العمرانية الجديدة لإعادة طرح إنشاء وتشغيل خمسة خطوط أتوبيس ذات جودة عالية في مدينتي 6 أكتوبر والشيخ زايد في مناقصة عامة . للمزيد من التفاصيل برجاء الضغط على الرابط التالي http://www.newcities.gov.eg/distende.aspx?ID=673

طرح إنشاء وتشغيل خمسة خطوط أتوبيس ذات جودة عالية في مدينتي 6 أكتوبر والشيخ زايد في مناقصة عامة

 

 

 

 

ايني الإيطالية: اكتشاف "أحد أكبر حقول الغاز الطبيعي في العالم" في مصر

 

 

 

أعلنت شركة ايني الايطالية اكتشاف أحد أكبر حقول الغاز الطبيعي في العالم على سواحل مصر في البحر المتوسط.

 

 

 

وقالت الشركة في بيان إن حقل الغاز يوجد على عمق 1450 مترا تحت سطح الماء على مساحة 100 كيلو متر مربع.

 

 

 

وأضافت الشركة الإيطالية أن الحقل يحوي احتياطات تقدر بنحو 30 تريليون قدم مكعب من الغاز الطبيعي وهو ما يعادل نحو 5.5 مليارات برميل من النفط.

 

 

 

ووفقا لبيان الشركة "يصبح كشف حقل شروق الغازي أكبر كشف يتحقق في مصر وفي مياه البحر المتوسط وقد يصبح من أكبر اكتشافات الغاز الطبيعي على مستوى العالم".

 

 

 

وقال رئيس مجلس إدارة الشركة كلاوديو ديسكالزي إن " الكشف التاريخي سيحول مصير الطاقة في مصر".

 

 

 

وذكرت ايني أن "تنمية الكشف الغازي ستستغرق حوالي 4 سنوات ليسهم بشكل كبير في تلبية احتياجات الاستهلاك المحلي من الغاز الطبيعي لعدة عقود".

 

 

 

وتعد شركة ايني الإيطالية إحدى كبريات شركات التنقيب الأجنبية في قارة افريقيا.

 

 

 

وكانت الشركة وقعت في يونيو الماضي عقدا للتنقيب عن مصادر الطاقة مع وزارة البترول المصرية بقيمة ملياري دولار أمريكي.

 

 

 

ويمنح العقد الشركة الحق في التنقيب عن مصادر الطاقة في مناطق سيناء وخليج السويس والبحر المتوسط ودلتا النيل.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE CELEBRATION OF THE NATIONAL DAY 2015

 

On July 20, the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt hosted a reception on the occasion of the Egyptian National Day, which is celebrated every year on July 23. The celebration was organized to mark the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution in 1952, when a republic government was established in Egypt.

 

The event was attended by some 100 people, among them ambassadors and other members of the foreign diplomatic corps, government officials, religious representatives, cultural liaisons, businessmen, as well as members of the Egyptian community in Sweden.

 

At the reception, that took place at the Ambassador’s residence, the guests could enjoy the best of Egyptian food and drinks while soaking in the rarely seen Swedish sun.

 

 

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THE CELEBRATION OF AFRICA DAY 2015

 

The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt participated along with all African Embassies in Stockholm in organising the celebration of the Africa Day 2015 under the Theme: “Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”

 

Similar to each year, a particular theme is assigned the evening celebrations and the theme for this year’s Africa Day falls under the African Union’s 2015 theme, “Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. Every year, the organizing African Embassies pay meticulous attention to their choice of venue, entertainment, and theme as to honor the African Union’s aspirations. Africa Day is an opportunity for the African Embassies to organize an evening that seeks to both showcase and celebrate the positive developments and aspirations of the African continent and highlight the African spirit. H.E. Ms. Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation was the Guest of Honor of the event.

 

The celebration’s program consisted of an interesting variety of entertainment and content with diverse music artists from East, West, South and North Africa. Alongside speeches and music, the evening exhibited a slideshow commemorating influential and inspiring women that have contributed to the promotion and support of female empowerment in the African continent. There was also fashion shows that display modern African clothing by professional designers and Jewelry designers and another displaying the diverse colors and patterns of African traditional clothing.

 

www.africaday.se

 

 

 

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