CAIRO: Egypt and Germany signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) Saturday to upgrade education system in Egypt, according to a statement from Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation.

According to the first MoU, Germany will grant Egypt €25,38 million for development of the country’s technical education; the two countries reached this deal in 2012, but since then negotiations have been stopped due to political turmoil Egypt witnessed at that time.

The second Memorandum aims to enhance the second phase of a Germany program titled “Quality of Education,” the statement added.

In September 2015, Egyptian Ministry of Education reached the agreement on the program; the first phase of which targets a total of 70 schools nationwide, Dotmisr newspaper reported Sept. 16, 2015.

German ambassador to Cairo Hansjörg Habar expressed his country’s keenness to continue financial aid to Egypt in fields of renewable energy, climate change, irrigating and drinking water, sanitation, solid waste, and education, the statement continued.

Egypt’s Slum Development Fund has signed an agreement with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to allocate 13 million Euro ($16m) aid for the infrastructure of those nine slums areas.

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