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U.S. First Lady Jill Biden to Visit Egypt

U.S. First Lady Jill Biden arrives in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, June 2 on a two-day visit. Egypt is Dr. Biden’s second stop on a week-long, four-country tour in the region which started in Jordan. On Friday, 2 June, at the Cairo International Airport, she was welcomed by children of the Children’s Choir of the Egypt Opera House. She met Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Entissar Amer. The same afternoon, she joined them at the Presidential Palace.

With her visit to the Middle East and North Africa, the First Lady will continue to build on her work to empower young people, reaffirm the U.S. commitment to strengthen partnerships, and advance shared priorities in the region. While in Egypt, Dr. Biden will meet with women and youth, and highlight U.S. investments aimed at supporting education initiatives and increasing economic opportunity.

Mrs Biden visited the El Sewedy Technical Academy, a local technical education school in Cairo “to highlight investments in Egypt’s education system through the partnership between the US Government, the Government of Egypt, and the private sector,” well in line with the planned itinerary planned by her office. She was accompanied by Reda Hegazy, Egypt’s Minister of Education and Technical Education and officials related to the Technical Academy, including Co-founder of El Sewedy Technical Academy, Owner of El Sewedy Electrometer Company, Zeinab El-Sweidi, Co-founder of El Sewedy Technical Academy and Owner of El Sewedy Electrometer Company.

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Biden was accompanied by Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ahmed Essa and Mostafa Waziri, the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, to visit the pyramids of Giza. First lady Jill Biden celebrated her birthday among the pyramids in Egypt on Saturday.



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