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  • Tuesday, 20 June 2023

The Minister of International Cooperation H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat Participates in the OPEC Fund Development Forum themed “Driving Resilience and Equity” in Vienna

Following the conclusion of the 2nd session of the consultation on the 13th replenishment of the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) resources, Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, went to the Austrian capital, Vienna, to participate in the OPEC Fund Development Forum themed “Driving Resilience and Equity”, as well as being a keynote speaker at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

This comes in light of Egypt's distinguished relations with multilateral and bilateral development partners, and continuous efforts to enhance development efforts in Egypt in accordance with national priorities, through development cooperation programs and projects and technical support provided by development partners.

The OPEC Fund Development Forum discusses many topics, including how to achieve a balance between protecting the environment and meeting the needs of the international community from various energy sources, and the role of innovations in the field of technology as well as financing mechanisms in achieving this balance, as leaders of governments and partner countries of the Fund participate in the forum, Heads of institutions of the Arab Coordination Group, multilateral development banks, and international organizations, as well as experts from the government and private sectors.

The forum is scheduled to witness discussions to enhance future cooperation between the government and the OPEC Fund, confirming the extended and close relations between the two sides.

This is the Funds 21st annual event in which more than 3,000 companies from the private sector, international experts, high-level government representatives and executives participate, presenting developments in international trade and geopolitical changes, and their impact on global development challenges.