President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is keen on finalizing the first stage of projects of the presidential initiative “Decent Life” to achieve the aspirations of the Egyptian people, affirmed Local Development Minister Hisham Amna.

The minister made the remarks during his meeting on Monday19/12/2022 with UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt Elena Panova in the presence of a host of senior officials.

At the beginning of the meeting, Amna welcomed Panova’s visit to the ministry’s premises, lauding the level of cooperation and partnership between Egypt and the UN.

The ministry is keen on cooperation with the UN offices operating in Egypt, he added.

He also pointed out to the ministry’s cooperation with the World Food Organization (WFO) through Egypt Hands digital platform, which was launched to support women and youth and provide jobs in traditional handicraft sphere nationwide.

The minister, meanwhile, welcomed the UN’s support to this important project for women and youth in the governorates.

Talking about the “Decent Life” presidential initiative, the minister said that it was launched by President Sisi and aims to provide a decent life for the most vulnerable groups nationwide.

The minister also said that he will exert all the necessary efforts in cooperation with the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Housing Minister Assem el Gazzar in order to prepare for the upcoming session of the World Urban Forum.

Panova, for her part, said that she is delighted to visit the villages, which are part of “Decent Life” initiative.

She further said that the strategic partnership framework between Egypt and the UN for 2023-2027 will be signed soon.

This strategic partnership will include several projects and initiatives between the Egyptian government and the various UN bodies, she added.

Commenting on the “Decent Life” presidential initiative, Panova said that all the necessary support will be presented to such pioneering initiative.

Panova also lauded the outstanding success of the World Cities Day, which was held in Luxor and organized by the Local Development Ministry.

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