Prince Charles tackles green projects and gender violence with Egyptian entrepreneurs on Greek campus in Tahrir Square – Foreign Affairs – Egypt
Prince Charles and Minister Yasmine Fouad of the Environment during their visit to the Greek Campus in Tahrir Square and meeting with Egyptian entrepreneurs “Photo: Egyptian Cabinet”
Accompanied by the Egyptian Minister of the Environment Yasmine Fouad, Prince Charles participated in the event organized by the British Embassy in Cairo as part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative.
The prince praised Egypt’s efforts to support women, highlighting a recently passed law aimed at protecting women from violence and harassment.
The prince’s comments came during a conversation with Salma Medhat and Ahmed Hisham, the founders of an app called Matkhafish (“Do not be afraid”), which aims to provide psychological and legal support to women in cases of sexual harassment. .
He also praised the founders of the Talents Arena platform which brings together software engineers and recruiting companies, noting that technology is shaping the future of the world, especially in education.
Prince Charles also welcomed the funding of the Flat6Labs initiative for the Chefaa app which provides support for people with chronic illnesses.
The Prince of Wales and the Egyptian Minister also attended a special meeting for the private and banking sector in Egypt to discuss their support for green and sustainable projects that aim to counter the impacts of climate change.
Participants in the discussion included representatives from HSBC and CIB banks as well as Karm Sola.
The discussion focused on the opportunities for green projects in Egypt as well as the mechanisms provided by the state to allow banks to invest in them, according to a statement released by the Ministry of the Environment.
For her part, Minister Yasmine Fouad described the role of the government in supporting a green economy, foremost among which is the presidential initiative for a decent life.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles’ wife Camilla Barker – the Duchess of Cornwall – on Friday visited the Brooke Hospital for Animals, located in the district of Sayeda Zeinab.
The Duchess of Cornwall visited the hospital and greeted those who worked there.
She spoke with hospital staff and posed for photos with them, before they dedicated a memory to her.
In 1934 Dorothy Brooke, the wife of a British Army major general, founded the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital in Cairo, with the promise of free veterinary care for all working horses and donkeys in the city. It was the first of its kind to be established in Egypt.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla arrived in Cairo earlier Thursday for a two-day visit. This is the royal couple’s second visit to Egypt who visited the country in 2006, as well as the British Crown Prince’s third when he visited Egypt in 1981.
The couple are expected to travel to Alexandria to further celebrate Egypt’s ancient culture later on Friday.