Egypt-Germany relations

Egypt-Germany relations refers to the foreign relations between Egypt and Germany . The diplomatic relations between Egypt and Germany began in December 1957. [1]

History

In December, 1953, the diplomatic relations between Egypt and Germany began the first technical cooperation projects including the projects of professional habilitation, laying studies of the crude iron and other metallic prospections. quote needed ]

Diplomatic missions

Egypt has an embassy in Berlin and consulates in Frankfurt and Hamburg . Germany has an embassy in Cairo and a consulate in Alexandria . [2]

Economic

Egypt ranked third among the Arab countries trading with Germany. The German exports to Egypt totaled 2.1 billion euro in 2007. Whilst exports to Germany totaled 804 million euro. [3] The German investments in small and medium-scale industries, information technology, assembling, energy and land claims. In July 2005, Egypt and Germany signed an agreement on encouraging and protecting investments.

Tourism

Egypt is one of the most important destinations for German tourists. In 2007, German visitors to Egypt numbered over one million (1,086,000), making Germans the second-largest group of tourists after the Russians. [3] The Egyptian Government reports continuing growth of German tourists and estimates the possibility of reaching high levels of German tourists’ inflow to hit 1.2 million. [4]

German airline Lufthansa is one of the oldest airlines in Europe. The airline has said “These flights are serving businessmen and tourists, thus making Lufthansa a key tool boosting the bilateral economic ties between Egypt and Germany”. In addition, the airline now HAS codeshare arrangements with EgyptAir boosting travel entre les nations. [5]

Cultural

In 1873 the German Evangelical Oberschule was established in Cairo.

The Egyptian-German cultural agreement, signed in 1959, is the major Egyptian-German cultural relations framework. [4] Egypt and Germany also signed two agreements in 1979 and 1981 on scientific and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

Egyptian-German cultural cooperation is characterized in the following:

  • Goethe Institute , which successfully plays a leading role in promoting cultural activities in Egypt.
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which offers many scholarships to Egyptian professors to study in Germany.
  • Mubarak-Kohl project for technical and vocational education.
  • The German University in Cairo , which was opened on October 5, 2003.

See also

  • Egyptians in Germany
  • Foreign relations of Egypt
  • Foreign relations of Germany

References

  1. Jump up^ “Egyptian-German relations” . Egypt State Information Service . Retrieved 18 April 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ “Deutsche Vertretungen (German Embassies)” . foreign office of Germany.
  3. ^ Jump up to:b “diplo – Startseite – HTTP Status 404” (in German). Auswaertiges-amt.de. 2013-11-27 . Retrieved 2016-10-20 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b “Archived copy” . Archived from the original on 2008-11-18 . Retrieved 2008-11-03 .
  5. Jump up^ “Archived copy” . Archived from the original on 2009-04-18 . Retrieved 2009-05-18 .

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