Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, has said the UfM Secretariat is currently working on the preparation of a number of projects to be implemented in Egypt in cooperation with different Egyptian ministries, particularly in the areas of renewable energy, transport, social development and support to small and medium-sized enterprises.
According to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu), the Secretary General stressed the importance of supporting Egypt in this crucial period, recalling the country's key position in the region and the role it played in the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean. The head of the UfM pointed out that the Secretariat gives special attention to youth, and seeks to support projects that will create new jobs and encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship, and contribute to helping young people to launch their own projects.
Among the projects the Secretariat is preparing to launch is 'the Mediterranean jobs initiative', under which the Secretariat is studying with a number of Egyptian institutions, notably the Social Fund for Development, ways of implementing projects aiming to provide new job opportunities for young people.
UfM proposed projects in the field of renewable energy seek to help the transfer of modern technology in this field to Egypt and to provide new sources of clean energy.