Switzerland and Egypt look back on 40 years of successful bilateral economic cooperation. In 2011, in response to the popular call for reforms, Switzerland launched a comprehensive programme on democratic processes and human rights, economic development, employment, migration and protection. Seven years later, Switzerland remains committed to accompanying all Egyptians in their efforts to build the future of their country. Switzerland’s Cooperation Strategy for North Africa 2017-2020 includes Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
With the 2017-2020 Cooperation Strategy, Switzerland continues to support Egypt’s comprehensive reform agenda as set out in the 2030 Egypt Vision. The Cooperation Strategy is implemented by the Swiss Embassy’s Office for International Cooperation. It builds on earlier achievements relating to the overall goal of supporting Egypt’s transition in its political, economic and social dimensions towards an inclusive, resilient and accountable state and society.