Cairo - Mubasher: The Egyptian minister of investment and international cooperation, Sahar Nasr, met the representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Aleksandar Bodiroza to discuss the cooperation plan between Egypt and UN-Habitat over the next five years.
According to an official statement, the meeting focused on facing the challenge of growing population in Egypt, which the country is trying to overcome.
Nasr pointed out that coordination with UNFPA and all UN agencies was essential to support youth and Egypt’s development agenda.
The UNFPA Representative mentioned that they were committed to supporting the right to live in good health and with equal opportunities, for men, women and children, noting that they would support Egypt in using required population data in policies for poverty combat programs and would assist the government in addressing the needs of future generations, besides the existing population, the ministry stated.
Bodiroza also reiterated the UN’s full support of Egypt’s efforts to achieve its development goals, especially the national population strategy, adding that priority was given to youth and their problems.
Meanwhile, the minister stressed that it was essential to focus on supporting those in lagging regions.