The US Ambassador in Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen visited Alexandria and Damietta on 17 to 19 May, to reaffirm the strong partnership between the US and Egypt.
This strong partnership is reflected in Egypt’s Delta region, where for decades the US has worked with Egyptian partners to support job creation, environmental protection, and access to clean water.
Cohen met with Alexandria Governor Mohamed Taher ElSherif and the Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II.
He also visited a range of other sites, including: the Bibliotheca Alexandrina; the Jesuit Cultural Center; St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral; the El Horeyya Creativity Center; and two factories in the Qualifying Industrial Zone, namely Alex Apparels and Galina Agrofreeze.
In addition, the ambassador opened the American Space Alexandria, which will host thousands of Egyptians at a state-of-the-art facility devoted to cultural and educational programmes.
In Damietta, Cohen met with Governor Manal Awad Mikhail, where he toured the US-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, and discussed commercial issues with representatives from the business community.
“Egypt is our vital strategic partner, and we are Egypt’s second-largest trading partner,” Cohen said.
He added that he appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the incredible work the US’ Egyptian partners are doing in the Delta, as his country continues expanding its existing commercial, cultural, and educational ties.