23 May 2019 02:03 PM

Minister: Gov’t took reforms to remove challenges facing businesswomen

Saturday، 23 February 2019 - 04:31 PM

The Egyptian government gives priority to small and medium-scale enterprises in light of their role in generating job opportunities, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr said on Saturday 23/02/2019.

The government has adopted legislative reforms to remove any challenges facing businesswomen, the minister added at the opening session of the fifth annual conference of the Businesswomen of Egypt 21 association (BWE21), held at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

The minister said the conference, titled “Women for Success...Globalization of SMEs,” is a continuity of the effective role that aims to increase women’s contribution to economic, social and political development.

The event also provides various opportunities for businesswomen from across the world to come together, exchange expertise, review success stories and establish investment relations among the association members from different countries, she added.

Meanwhile, Nasr said Egypt has successfully implemented an economic reform program over the past four years that gained confidence from relevant international bodies and investors.

Egypt’s investment map has offered several opportunities to investors and businesswomen, and as a result Cairo jumped eight places in the Doing Business 2019 report released by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, she added.

She said the investment ministry was keen that the investment law includes an article that ensures gender equality, adding in this regard that an office was opened for women and businesswomen at the Investors Service Center to facilitate procedures for them to do business.


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