The Media Center of the Council of Ministers published a report that included infographics that shed light on the weekly harvest of the Council of Ministers, during the period from 6 to 12 May 2023, which included approval of a number of decisions, in addition to the meetings and interviews held by Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Chairman of the Council of Ministers. ministers, in addition to his activities.
Details of the weekly cabinet meeting
The report stated that a number of decisions were issued, including approval of a draft decision regarding Egypt’s hosting of the headquarters of the “African Space Agency” signed in Cairo on January 24, 2023, as well as approval of a draft decision regarding an agreement to eliminate double taxation with regard to taxes on income and the prevention of evasion. of taxes and their avoidance signed between Egypt and Qatar, in addition to approving a draft decision regarding the publication of lists of customs reductions and appendices to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement “AFCFTA” in the Official Gazette, and a draft decision was approved regarding a financing agreement for the project to expand the “Takaful and Karama Transfers” program. Cash and systems building” between Egypt and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as approval of the assignment of the implementation work of the project of redesigning, raising the efficiency and developing the specialized center for sports medicine in Nasr City to the National Authority for Military Production affiliated to the Ministry of Military Production, while the results of the work and recommendations of the committee formed by the decision of the Chairman of the Council were reviewed. Ministers No. 4386 to study proposals for implementing the “remote work” system for some workers in the country’s administrative apparatus without the need to be present at the workplace, where reference was made to a number of mechanisms and determinants for the application of this system, taking into account a set of administrative, organizational, technical, legal and financial aspects.
This comes in addition to reviewing a number of procedures and decisions that have been taken in the context of dealing with a number of problems and challenges facing investors, which were presented to the recent meeting of the Permanent Unit for Solving Investors’ Problems, chaired by the Prime Minister, and a number of facilitations that contribute to In improving the investment climate, while the situation regarding the readiness of the ministries and agencies transferred to the Administrative Capital was reviewed as part of the second phase of the transition process, with 19 ministries / agencies, provided that the transfer of these agencies begins next week, in addition to the 14 ministries and destinations that have already moved in The first stage, in addition to a decision to exempt some gold imports, which come to customs outlets accompanied by passengers arriving from outside the country, from customs tax and other fees except value-added tax, for a period of six months, and these imports are represented in: gold in other half-worked forms, and gold It is intended for monetary circulation, jewelry and its parts are made of other precious metals, whether or not they are broken or covered with a shell of precious metals.
As for the meetings held by the Prime Minister, the report mentioned a meeting with the Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa region, and a number of members of the accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of the activities of the conference launching the new country strategy between Egypt and the World Bank Group, as well as a meeting to follow up the position of a number of projects. Which is being implemented to develop and revitalize a number of areas in Cairo Governorate, in addition to a meeting with the Minister of Public Business Sector to follow up on a number of the Ministry’s work files, while a meeting was held with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Competition Protection and Prevention of Monopolistic Practices, to review the progress made in a number of work files. Notable progress has been made with regard to the application of competition policies in general and in the field of competitive neutrality in particular.
Madbouly also chaired the weekly meeting in the New Administrative Capital, where a number of files were discussed, such as the national dialogue sessions, and the position of the government’s transfer to the Administrative Capital, in addition to a meeting with the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities to review developments in the tourism industry and a number of the Ministry’s projects, in the presence of the Assistant Minister of Tourism for Technical Affairs and the Director of Tourism. The Department of International Relations at the Ministry of Tourism, in addition to a meeting to follow up the work of developing the region and the roads surrounding the Grand Egyptian Museum, in the presence of the Ministers of Transport and Local Development, the Governor of Giza, the Assistant Minister of Local Development, and representatives of the consulting office that prepared the general plan for the development of the region, as well as a meeting with the President The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Supply and Medical Supplies, to follow up on the Authority’s efforts in a number of its work files and preparation arrangements for Cairo to host the second edition of the African Medical Exhibition and Conference.
And regarding the activities carried out by the Prime Minister, according to the report, he participated in the reception hosted by King Charles III, at Buckingham Palace, for heads of state and government and delegations participating in the coronation ceremonies, where he was transferred to King Charles III, and he also witnessed the signing ceremony of an agreement between the Egyptian government and the Organization The United Nations, represented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, regarding the commencement of preparations for the holding of the twelfth session of the World Urban Forum, to be held in Cairo during November 2024.
The activities also included, as mentioned in the report, a review of a report by the head of the General Authority for the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal on the position of current and future Chinese investments in the economic zone, in addition to an inspection tour of a number of components of the government district in the New Administrative Capital, which began with an inspection of the building of the Capital Security Directorate, in The framework of readiness to hand over the building after its completion and start its operation during the coming period, as well as the headquarters of the Ministry of Transport in the New Administrative Capital, during his tour of the government district, where he was received by the Minister of Transport, and a number of leaders and officials of the Ministry.
And as a continuation of the activities of the Prime Minister, the report referred to his participation in the activities of launching the new strategic framework for cooperation with the United Nations for the period 2023-2027, and he also inspected the central gardens area (the Green River) in the New Administrative Capital, to follow up on the current executive position of business in it, while a report was reviewed From the Minister of Culture on the announcement of the launch of the new mobile libraries fleet in a number of governorates from the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture in the New Administrative Capital and Al-Shaab Square, in cooperation with the Egypt Public Libraries Fund.
As for the meetings held by the Prime Minister throughout the week, the report noted a meeting with the British Foreign Minister, on the sidelines of his participation in the coronation ceremony of King Charles III, in addition to a meeting with Her Royal Highness Princess Alia Bint Al Hussein, and her accompanying delegation, to discuss opportunities to enhance Cooperation between Egypt and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the field of nature protection and investment within natural reserves, as well as a meeting with the Minister of Social Solidarity to follow up on a number of the ministry’s work files, as well as a meeting with the head of the Suez Canal Authority to review the features of a huge project in the field of petrochemicals that is being implemented in cooperation with the “Anchorage” company. investments” in the Suez Canal Economic Zone.