African Affairs Dept.

In its capacity as one of the departments affiliated to the General Department of International Relations, the African Cooperation Affairs Department carries out the assigned tasks with a mission to augment and coordinate agricultural cooperation with the respective countries of the African continent, in particular with the group of the eastern and southern African countries "COMESA", and in coordination with the African Embassies in Egypt along with the Egyptian Embassies in Africa particularly in the field of sustainable agricultural development.
This is accomplished by: conducting international and bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding, representing the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture in the preparation and attendance of various joint committees' meetings on technical, economic and scientific agricultural cooperation held via Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of External Affairs, following up the release of necessary executive measures relevant to the terminal agreed upon minutes, formulating and implementing technical agricultural cooperation and exchange programs, reviewing the implementation of loans and grants proposals and technical assistance projects in coordination with respective technical authorities at the Ministry and the Agriculture Research Center, undertaking measures of receiving and accompanying of visiting delegations from Africa.
Moreover, the African Affairs Department is assigned to carryout the following tasks:

  • Discussing and seeking the conclusion of agreements on the development of joint Egyptian farms with African countries and defining the liabilities in effect of the two parties.
  • Taking part with agricultural missions delegated to African countries to study the state of the art to set a framework of potential bilateral technical cooperation in areas of common interest particularly with respect to the development of joint Egyptian farms in some African countries.

There are eight staff members at the Department, in addition to the Director, Eng./ Somaia Abdel-Alim Al-Ghitani.