Egypt signs new grant agreement with Spain supporting NCJS

Hagar Omran
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Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr signed on Wednesday the third phase of a grant agreement with Spain’s Ambassador to Egypt Arturo Avello Diez del Corral for supporting the National Centre for Judicial Studies (NCJS) project.

The new Spanish grant agreement is estimated at EGP 150,000, while the previous phases were worth EGP 600,000. Omar Hafiz, deputy minister of justice, attended the signing ceremony.

Nasr emphasised that her ministry pays attention to supporting the Justice Ministry, especially in fighting corruption, noting that the Spanish grant aims to share experience and build capacity in the field of justice, in which Spain is enjoying remarkable experiences such as gender equality and fighting corruption, money laundering, bribery, and electronic crimes.

The minister clarified that the NCJS was already benefited by two phases of the project through courses and trainings.

Nasr said that the courses were specialised in bankruptcy cases, compensation, rent, family, resumed appeals, international humanitarian law, violence against women and family crimes, anti-corruption, and illegal migration, among other areas.

She stressed that the scholarship activities include organising study visits to Spain to learn about their experiences in combating corruption, money laundering, bribery, cybercrimes, and other related activities.

Nasr praised the cooperation with Spain, adding that a number of grant agreements have been signed between both sides to support local entities including the Ministry of Interior, the NCJS, and the Ministry of Health.

Nasr mentioned that the next period will witness new bilateral cooperation on railways and water desalination plants, as Spain has competitive advantages in those areas.

The Spanish ambassador stressed his country’s keenness on supporting Egypt in various fields, especially economically.

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