Mohamed Khaled, the secretary-general of the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD) recently visited the Egyptian Space Agency to discuss the project the two have undertaken. The project, which was already decided upon during the Comesa summit in November, will make use of artificial intelligence to study the impact of climate change on East Africa’s food security and agriculture.
Khaled was given a tour of the headquarters of the Egyptian Space Agency to see the laboratories that will be used to assemble and test the satellites that will study the climate change impact.
EAPD was launched in July 2014, and is Egypt’s first South-South Cooperation institution in the country. Here, it works with the Egypt ministry of foreign affairs, and is tasked with strengthening relationships between Egypt and other African countries through sustainable development.
Another project the agency is trying to establish is to build an ice and refrigeration factory in the Lake Chad region, located between Chad’s far west and Nigeria’s northeast.
Meanwhile, Egypts minister of agriculture el Sayyed el Qusair has been engaging with minister Abbas al Hajj Hassan from the Lebanese department of agriculture on easing the tensions in agricultural trade between the two countries.
This occurred at a meeting between the two ministers, which was attended by a delegation from the Egyptian Businessmen Association and the Exports Union. Both ministers emphasized the necessity of carrying out the orders of their respective political leaders in order to enhance collaboration in many areas in the interests of Egyptians and Lebanese citizens.
They decided to keep working and communicating to resolve any issues that arise in the movement of Egyptian commodities to Lebanon and vice versa.