Sharawi receives the Indian ambassador in Cairo

12 Feb 2020

Major general Mahmoud Sharawi  the minister of local development received ‘Rahol Kolshrisht' the ambassador of India in Cairo, in the presence of a number of the leadership of the ministry and the Indian embassy.

At the beginning of the meeting, general Mahmoud Sharawi congratulated the Indian ambassador on his country's celebration of the 71st anniversary of  the Republic day. The minister praised the cooperation between the ministry and the Indian side in the provision of grants and training courses for local cadres over the past period in a number of fields which has a special concern of the ministry  , particularly the course on capacity development in managing the election process which had been  held in India from 17 to 29 November 2019.

The meeting discussed ways of supporting and enhancing  cooperation between the two sides in the coming period, taking advantage of the Indian experience in small and medium enterprises and exploring the possibility of organizing training courses and programmes to upgrade the capacities of local staff in the ministry and governorates in solid waste management. And taking advantage of The leading Indian companies in this area  to provide employment opportunities for women and girls, especially in the neediest villages in the governorates, under the presidential initiative ’ Haya kareema".

Discussions were also held on the exchange of experiences and cooperation between specialized institutes in the two countries involved in local development, in particular between the Ahmed Abad institute of senior management and the local development training center of Saqqara.

Sharawi stressed the desire of the ministry to take advantage of India's experience in combating rural poverty and to explore the possibility of cooperation in implementing a project for the rehabilitation and development of the 78  handicrafts centers in the governorates, and the exchange of visits by experts from India in the fields of local development, primarily decentralization, rural development and small, medium and micro enterprises.

The ambassador of India stressed that the challenges in both countries are common in a number of fields and that we could work together to exchange experiences and cooperate in the interests of the people of both countries.

At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that communication would continue between the ministry and the officials of the Indian embassy in Cairo in order to initiate procedures for cooperation in the areas discussed during the meeting.


Translated by : Hanaa Mohamed