Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly gifted President Abdel Fattah El Sisi a book entitled “The Vision and The Accomplishment,” documenting Egypt’s future visions and what the state has accomplished in the recent 7 years.
I have just read some pages of the book, but I wondered what’s Egypt’s ‘vision’ and what has the country achieved in the last seven years at various levels.
“The New Republic is based firmly on the principle of the democratic modern civil state that owns comprehensive military, economic, political and social capabilities. It raises the concept of citizenship and acceptance of the other and seeks to achieve social and peace, stability, and development. It aspires to political development that achieves the vitality of the Egyptian society based on consolidating the concepts of social justice, dignity, and humanity. It also seeks to build the Egyptian human being in an integrated, healthy, mental, and cultural building, believing that the human being is the treasure of this homeland and the icon of its victory and glory,” Sisi said on January 27, 2018.
Following June 30 revolution in 2013, the political leadership decided to confront all forms of challenges, crises, and threats that faced the Egyptian people for long decades until they became de facto.
Previously, nobody believed that those challenges would be treated amid difficult economic, political, and social circumstances.
Projects have been implemented across Egypt from July 2014 to June 2021 with a value of LE 6.2 trillion.
The Ministry of Defense, represented by the Engineering Authority and the National Service Projects Organization, has implemented projects, for all state institutions, with a total of LE 1.52 trillion.
By 2030, Egypt aims at witnessing a comprehensive renaissance, leveraging its genius location and unique Egyptian personality, and taking into consideration the historical phase to achieve sustainable development for a better standard of living for all Egyptians.
Mainly depending on science, knowledge and innovation, Egypt will have a competitive and diversified economic system and a social system characterized by participation, solidarity, and justice as well as a balanced ecosystem that preserves the human and natural resources gifted to Egypt by Allah.
Egypt Vision 2030 is a national agenda launched in February 2016 that reflects the country’s long-term strategic plan to achieve the principles and goals of sustainable development in all fields and to resettle them in the various Egyptian state agencies.
Egypt Vision 2030 is based on the principles of “comprehensive sustainable development” and “balanced regional development.”
Egypt’s Vision 2030 reflects the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic dimension, the social dimension, and the environmental dimension.
Believing that strategies are living documents, Egypt decided in early 2018 to update its sustainable development agenda with the participation of all stakeholders from development partners in order to keep pace with the changes that occurred in the local, regional and global context.
The second edition of Egypt Vision 2030 is concerned with becoming an inspiring vision that explains how the Egyptian contribution will serve the international agenda, and how that will serve the global context.
The updated vision emphasizes addressing and overlapping all issues from the perspective of the three dimensions of sustainable development: environmental, economic and social. It is a comprehensive and consistent vision consisting of sectoral strategies for the various government agencies.
Egypt Vision 2030 focuses on improving the quality of life of the Egyptian citizen and improving his standard of living in various aspects of life by emphasizing the consolidation of the principles of justice and social integration and the participation of all citizens in political and social life.
This comes hand in hand with achieving high, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth and enhancing investment in people, and building their creative capabilities by stimulating an increase in knowledge, innovation and scientific research in all fields.
Egypt’s Vision 2030 gives importance to facing the effects of climate change through the existence of an integrated and sustainable ecosystem that enhances resilience and the ability to face natural hazards.
The vision also focuses on the governance of the state and community institutions through administrative reform, consolidating transparency, supporting follow-up and evaluation systems, and empowering local administrations.
All of these desired goals come within the framework of ensuring Egyptian peace and security and strengthening Egyptian leadership regionally and internationally.
In this article, we explored Egypt’s vision, so stay tuned for the next pieces to figure out more about Egypt’s aspirations and foreign policy’s priorities.