3 December 2020, Amsterdam. H.E. Mr. Hatem Elsayed Mohamed Kamaleldin, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Netherlands, is seen with Managing Director Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal at the Secretariat of the CFC. H.E. Mr. Hatem Elsayed Mohamed Kamaleldin came to visit CFC for the first time to know more about the activities of the CFC and its impact on the ground.
His Excellency was accompanied by Mr. Hazem Fawzy, Counsellor at the Embassy. Ambassador Belal was accompanied by Mr. Hector Besong, Portfolio and Risk Manager.
During the discussion, Ambassador Belal briefed Ambassador Kamaleldin on the current as well as probable future initiatives of the CFC. Considering the setback we all have been enduring due to COVID-19 pandemic, Ambassador Belal wished to see more working relations and partnership with the countries in the days to come. Appreciating Egypt’s good standing in the region, enhancement of regional projects in the agri-commodity sector might be a possibility in the future to consider.
Ambassador Kamaleldin conveyed his country’s gratitude to CFC for, what he termed as, very proactive approach towards benefiting the marginal people in his country. Ambassador Kamaleldin assured CFC that he will continue to support CFC’s good work.
Ambassador Belal, taking cue from COVID-19 lessons, highlighted the importance of capacity building initiatives beyond business case of CFC’s usual projects.
With regard to the ongoing call for proposals by CFC, Ambassador Belal urged Ambassador Kamaleldin to disseminate the information so that qualified SMEs/enterprises could submit quality projects from Egypt for consideration by the Executive Board of CFC.
Ambassador Belal assured to pursue more innovative outreach in the days to come in order to make the services of CFC available to the affected communities across the world.