CAIRO: Hala Al-Saeed, Egypt’s minister of planning and economic development, signed a memorandum of understanding with the UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al-Gergawi to extend a strategic partnership in the field of government modernization.

Al-Saeed said the positive results of the partnership, which was agreed upon in 2018, were an incentive to strengthen it with the aim of creating an inspiring Arab model for constructive cooperation in the field of government work.

She added that the agreement includes four strategic axis: gtovernment excellence, the economy, government services and capacity building.

The partnership period has seen more than 20,000 Egyptian government officials and employees trained in various areas of government work.