Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Egypt, Visits the BUE

On November 12, 2017, the BUE welcomed HE Ambassador Sibille De Cartier D'yves, the Belgian Ambassador to Egypt. At the outset , Ambassador de Cartier held a meeting with Mr. Farid Khamis, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BUE, Prof. Ahmed Hamad, BUE President, Ambassador Dr. Mahmoud Karem, Director of the Centre for Egypt and ME Studies, Vice Presidents and Deans. During the meeting, Ambassador de Cartier highlighted the historic relationship between Egypt and Belgium, the strong friendship between both countries and expressed the willingness of Belgium companies in Egypt to boost investment in the country. She also welcomed the suggestion introduced by the Chairman of the BOT to open channels of cooperation between the British University in Egypt and leading universities in Belgium as a gateway to broaden the collaboration between both countries in the educational sector especially that both countries have succeeded in solidifying their partnership in trade & Industry and other vibrant sectors of the economy as well as foreign trade and foreign direct investment. The Chairman of the BOT offered five fully paid scholarships to Belgian Students and encouraged professor and students exchange programs, as well as holding an international conference on promoting higher education as a means of cooperation between both nations.

Following the meeting, HE Ambassador de Cartier delivered a lecture to Political Science Students entitled “Egypt-Belgium Bilateral Relations,” where she demonstrated the solid bilateral ties with Egypt in all sectors and that many Belgium companies operate in Egypt. She also referred to the cultural exchange between both countries pinpointing the relation between Egypt and EU on the socio economic level. The ambassador was glad to receive comments and questions from the students and answered them all in a two hours meeting.

The visit was concluded by a campus tour to the Library and the school and labs of Dentistry where she exhibited genuine admiration for the digital state of the art library and the newest equipments in the dental hospital.

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