Ministry Sectors

Cooperation with Americas Sector

service

To propose policies, fields and priorities of economic and technical cooperation with the Americas, its authorities and financial institutions within the framework of the state’s general policy. The Sector comprises of the following:

  • Two central departments (the Central Department for Cooperation with the USA and the Central Department for Cooperation with Canada and Latin America).
  • Five general departments (the General Department for Economic and Social Development Projects, the General Department for Cash Transfer and Special Accounts, the General Department for Commodities Export and the Private Sector, the General Department for Cooperation with Canada, the General Department for Cooperation with Latin America.
  • Two secondary departments affiliated to the General Department for Economic and Social Development (the General Department for Economic Development, the General Department for Social Development), two secondary departments affiliated to the General Department for Cash Transfer and Special Accounts (Cash Transfer Department and Special Account Department) and two secondary departments affiliated to the General Department for Commodities Export and the Private Sector (the General Department for Trade and Investment, and the General Department for the Private Sector and Civil Society), three secondary departments affiliated to the General Department for Cooperation with Canada (Economic Development Projects Department, Social Development Projects Department and the Private Sector and Civil Society Department, and two secondary departments affiliated to the General Department for Cooperation with Latin America (Department of Cooperation with Central America and the Caribbean and the Department of Cooperation with Latin American Countries), that is besides the secondary secretariat department. Mandates of the Central Department for Cooperation With Latin American Countries .
Mandates of the Central Department for Cooperation With Latin American Countries:
  • To strengthen relations with diplomatic missions from Latin American countries to Egypt and their affiliated commercial offices through holding periodical meetings and establishing continuous and direct communication channels with the aim of broadening the scope of current cooperation and opening new fields of cooperation between both sides. In this regard, the role of the Ministry of International Cooperation is highlighted as being the governmental body responsible for supporting and developing economic cooperation relations between Egypt and Latin American countries, besides activating coordination and dialogue between both sides in order to overcome obstacles that may impede the implementation of technical and economic cooperation agreements.
  • To hold periodical meetings with beneficiary Egyptian authorities in order to determine fields of cooperation and projects required to be implemented with focus on transferring the successful experiences and knowledge of Latin American countries to Egypt, which would have a positive impact on human development, the basis of comprehensive development.
  • To study strategies of economic cooperation with corporations and agencies from Latin American countries as well as the laws and regulations that govern their foreign relations in order to determine how to benefit from these corporations and agencies in light of the State’s general plan and the Egyptian Government’s vision on development goals and priorities. 
  • To pin down and secure regulatory institutional frameworks of economic and technical cooperation with Latin American countries and to review enforceable ones, especially old ones that have been governing Egypt’s relations with such countries for long in order to modify them to be in line with contemporary global variables.
  • To enhance communication mechanisms between Egypt’s business communities and Latin American countries, which facilitates access to information exchanged on Egypt’s markets and these countries with the aim of increasing the volume of trade exchange and exploring joint investment opportunities.
  •  To hold annual consultations and joint committees and forums between Egypt and Latin American countries to review and assess current bilateral relations in order to identify negative aspects to rectify them and positive aspects to build on them. 
  • To determine promising fields of common interest in order to activate cooperation in these fields through exchanging expert visits and to take all necessary actions and procedures according to valid rules and regulations.
  • To support and enhance Egyptian-Latin American economic relations within the framework of South-South cooperation, which is deemed an effective mechanism to enhance development efforts, build capacities, exchange experiences and identify successful experiences in various fields especially those of competitive advantages.

Central Department for Cooperation with Canada and Latin America, Canadian Donors: Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATA) Sector Mandates:

  • Set policies and schemes to achieve main goals and monitor their implementation as directed by competent authorities.
  • Supervise the formulation of proposals of economic and technical cooperation policies and priorities with Canada and Latin America and their financial institutions within the framework of the state’s general policy, as well as follow up the implementation of decisions made by competent authorities in this regard.
  • Supervise and coordinate between the Sector’s main divisions to carry out necessary procedures for determining the projects/ requirements of different ministries, authorities and sectors that need funding from Canada and Latin America, their organizations and financial institutions, and to ensure that the beneficiary has prepared the economic feasibility study and has proposed its priority projects, in addition to verifying, in coordination with relevant authorities, that such projects/ requirements are enlisted on the state’s general plan.
  • To oversee the researches and studies conducted for determining the private sector and civil society requirements needing funding from Canada and Latin America and to verify that they are in line with the state’s general policy.
  • To supervise the drafting of agreements/ protocols in the field of economic and technical cooperation, as well as agreements that promote and maintain investments and debt swapping with Canada, Latin America and their authorities and institutions, and to follow up the implementation of agreements reached.
  • To follow up on the procedures taken for the settlement of loan instalments and to collect, allocate and record the proceeds of the local consideration generated from commodity exports, in addition to recording the total withdrawn amounts from aid provided by Canada.
  • To supervise the preparation of a quarterly statement to be submitted to the competent authority on the status of the use of loans and grants, including dates of withdrawal, percentages of use and indicating problems or obstacles as well as to propose suitable solutions.
  • To supervise the procedures taken to monitor project implementation, evaluate performance during and post- implementation in collaboration with donating states, authorities and organizations and Egyptian beneficiaries and to submit a report on same to the competent authority, including both problems faced and proposed solutions.
  • To oversee reports issued by CAPMAS on monitoring and evaluating the use of loans and grants provided by the Canadian side and to report to it.
  • To supervise the introduction of data on agreements signed by the Central Department of Cooperation with Canada and Latin America into MOIC’s database according to relevant instructions.

Phone:

(+202) 23905125

Fax:

(+202) 23938187

E-mail:

america@moic.gov.eg