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Bilateral Relations

Egypt and Uruguay

Wednesday، 26 April 2023 - 11:13 PM

Location

Uruguay is in the southeast of the South American continent, bordered by Brazil to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, the Lailana River to the south, and Argentina to the west.

Capital

Montevideo

Area

176,215 km²

Official Currency

Uruguayan Peso

Official language

Spanish language

Political relations

Relations between Egypt and Uruguay began on February 25, 1932 in the Italian capital, Rome, when Uruguay and the Kingdom of Egypt signed a treaty of friendship, and it was the first treaty signed by Uruguay with a country from the continent of Africa, this treaty, was recognized as a cornerstone of our diplomatic relations with Africa as a whole, so the diplomatic representation of Uruguay in Cairo was the only one in that part of the world, Egypt is the strongest entrance to the African continent, and after that, bilateral relations continued to consolidate.

On 25/2/2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay confirmed that its country shares with Egypt a broad agenda of dialogue and cooperation, which is the product of the historical ties of friendship and respect between them and that it is determined to continue strengthening ties with Egypt to achieve mutually beneficial results.

On 5/12/2018, Major General Khaled Abdel Aal, Governor of Cairo, received Carlos Anciso, Mayor of Florida in the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and his accompanying delegation, in a short visit to revitalize relations between the two countries following the visit of the President of Uruguay to Cairo and to strengthen the ties of friendship between the peoples of the two countries at all levels, in the presence of Ambassador Magda Baraka, Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for Ambassadors of Latin American Countries, and Ambassador Dr. Enrique Ribeiro, Ambassador of Eastern Uruguay in Cairo, the Governor stressed the appreciation of the Egyptian people to the State of Uruguay as a people and government and the extension of friendly relations Between them over 90 years at all levels, pointing out that the visit of the President of Uruguay to Egypt during the last period is the largest evidence of the depth of relations between the two countries, and pointed out that work is underway to prepare a cooperation protocol between Cairo and Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, to exchange experiences and information in all fields, especially the exchange of youth visits, agriculture and solid waste management, and the Governor explained during the meeting that Cairo is one of the oldest capitals in the world and is characterized by being a tourist and cultural city and a center for economy and investment, in addition to Its population density, so it was necessary to think about the establishment of a new administrative capital, in addition to what was created from the new cities adjacent to it to relieve pressure on Cairo, which creates job opportunities and housing for young people

On 31/5/2017, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Tabaré Vázquez, President of the Republic of Uruguay, the President welcomed the President of Uruguay, noting that this is the first official visit of the President of Uruguay to Egypt since the inauguration of relations between the two countries in 1932, and praised the extended friendly relations between the two countries, expressing the aspiration to strengthen and develop bilateral cooperation with Uruguay in various fields, especially in the agricultural and food fields, and to benefit from the experiences of Uruguay as one of the leading exporters of food products. The entry into force of the free trade agreement signed between Egypt and the Mercosur grouping, which will contribute to boosting trade exchange between Egypt and the member countries of the grouping, including Uruguay. The President also praised the role of the Uruguayan battalion participating in the Multinational Force in Sinai since its establishment in 1982, noting that this participation reflects the depth of relations between the two countries, and the President of Uruguay expressed his happiness to make his first official visit to Egypt, stressing the friendship, cooperation and mutual respect characterized by relations between the two countries. President Vázquez also pointed out that his presidential visit to Egypt for the first time since the establishment of relations between the two countries in 1932 comes within the framework of Uruguay's interest in developing cooperation with Egypt, especially considering its important gateway to Africa.

On 29/11/2016, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Rodolfo Nin Nobua, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, where Nin Nobua conveyed the greetings of his President to the President and his invitation to pay an official visit to Uruguay at a time that suits his sovereignty, stressing the distinguished bilateral cooperation and historical diplomatic relations dating back to 1932. Mr. Rodolovo Nin Nobua expressed Uruguay's aspiration to develop its relations with Egypt at all levels, stressing the centrality of Egypt's role in achieving stability in the Middle East. .

On 29/11/2016, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his counterpart in the Republic of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries, as well as discussing regional and international issues of common interest, and the visit of the Uruguayan Foreign Minister to Egypt comes within the framework of its current membership in the Security Council and the desire to listen to Egypt's assessment and vision of the situation in the Middle East, especially with regard to the crises in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, as well as the Palestinian issue.

On 10/10/2015, a round of political consultations was held at the headquarters of the Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs between Egypt and Uruguay, in which the Egyptian side was chaired by Ambassador Mohamed Farid Mounib, Assistant Foreign Minister for Americas Affairs, and on the Uruguayan side, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Ambassador José Luis Cansla, during the talks they reviewed the current situation of bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as regional and international issues of common interest.

On 26/9/2015, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received in New York the President of Uruguay, Jose Alberto Cordano, President El-Sisi reviewed during the meeting the overall developments of the situation in Egypt during the past few years, noting that the Egyptian people rose up to preserve their identity and culture against attempts to drift towards extremism and extremism, and pointed out  that the President to the state's intention to complete the benefits of the future map agreed upon by the national forces, and During the meeting, the two presidents agreed to enhance coordination and consultation on regional and international issues of common interest within the framework of the Security Council, in light of the candidacy of Egypt and Uruguay for membership in the Security Council for the years 2015/2016, and the President pointed to the importance of Arab-Latin American cooperation, and Egypt's aspiration for consultation between the two countries on the topics that will be discussed during the "Asia" summit (the existing union between the Arab League and the Group of Latin American States and includes 34 countries) to be held in Riyadh in November 2015.

On 10/6/2014 at the request of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy, Sami Salem, Ambassador of Egypt to Uruguay and non-resident in Paraguay, represented the Arab Republic of Egypt in the meetings of the 44th ordinary session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, which was hosted by the Paraguayan capital (Asunción) during the period from 3 to 5 June 2014.

On 22/8/2023, Ambassador Sami Salem, Ambassador of Egypt and Uruguay, met with the Uruguayan Foreign Minister, where he handed him two written messages addressed by Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy regarding the recent developments on the domestic arena, including the circumstances of the dispersal of the sit-ins and the subsequent acts of violence and vandalism against public and private property, as well as the human losses incurred by the Egyptian police forces while carrying out their national duty to protect society from crime and terrorism, and that the decision to disperse the two sit-ins came in implementation of the decision of the competent judicial authority after the failure of all efforts Stressing the commitment of the transitional Egyptian government to continue implementing the roadmap set in accordance with the agreed timetable, and pointing out that the Committee of Legal Experts has completed its work on the constitutional amendments and that the next democratic path will be open to everyone to participate in it except those who have committed violent crimes or terrorism.

Economic relations

Trade exchange between Egypt and Uruguay in 2021 amounted to about 493.3 million dollars, compared to about 207.3 million dollars in 2020.

The most important items of trade exchange between the two countries include fertilizers, electrical appliances, food preparations, oilseeds, dairy products, and wool.

The Egyptian government welcomed the opening of new Uruguayan markets to Egyptian goods.

Efforts are underway to implement a plan to open new markets and increase exports of Egyptian products.

The two countries are parties to the Mercosur Convention

On 9/11/2022, Mr. Al-Quseir, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, discussed with Fernando Matos, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of the State of Uruguay, the intensification of agricultural cooperation between the two countries, the two sides discussed during the meeting: cooperation in the field of plant and animal production, fish farming, vaccines and vaccines, as well as exchanging experiences and investing in the fields of animal and plant production in Uruguay, as well as cooperation in the field of livestock insurance, and the two sides also discussed the possibility of preparing a memorandum of understanding, including all areas of cooperation that have been agreed upon, to start  Implement them, in a way that contributes to achieving food security and agricultural development in the two countries.

On 1/7/2022, Sahar Al-Bazzar, Undersecretary of the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives, and President of the International Young Parliamentarians Forum, met with Archimon, Vice President of the State of Uruguay, to discuss ways of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, and Al-Bazzar stressed, during the meeting, Egypt's keenness to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields, especially at the parliamentary level due to the convergence of views between the two sides and many files, and praised the Undersecretary of the Foreign Affairs of Representatives, the growth of bilateral relations, especially at the trade level, in light of the doubling of exchange. Trade between the two countries last year, noting that Egypt is interested in opening a market for its world-class quality products in Uruguay, especially agricultural products due to the different agricultural seasons between the two countries.

On 22/4/2022, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, met with Dr. Azucina Arpleci, Chairman of the Development Committee and Minister of Economy and Finance of the State of Uruguay, within the framework of her meetings with government officials and multilateral and bilateral development partners to discuss strengthening joint economic relations. The meeting was attended by Ambassador Raji El-Etreby, Alternate Executive Director of Egypt at the World Bank, and a number of officials from Uruguay, and during the meeting, Al-Mashat discussed, with the Minister of Economy of the State of Uruguay, the economic and technical cooperation agreement signed between the two countries during 2015, related to the establishment of a joint committee for cooperation between the two countries, noting the importance of activating the joint committee between the two countries to expand the scope of economic cooperation to support development in the two countries. The meeting also touched on the importance of South-South cooperation to enhance the exchange of knowledge and experiences between developing and emerging countries, and the Minister of International Cooperation stressed Egypt's keenness to enhance cooperation with other countries, and to discuss areas of cooperation with Uruguay, especially in the fields of agriculture and livestock.

On 4/4/2022, Nevine Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, met with Adriana Lesideni, Ambassador of the State of Uruguay, where she handed her two official letters from Fernando Matos, Minister of Agriculture of the State of Uruguay, the first regarding the start of work on a framework agreement in the field of promotion, investment protection, strengthening scientific cooperation, exchanging student missions and cooperation in the field of scientific research in the field of green hydrogen production and fertilizers, and the second letter regarding providing the Uruguayan side with the list of Egyptian companies exporting fertilizers, especially phosphate and nitrogen fertilizers, and the minister indicated  The Egyptian government welcomes the opening of Uruguay markets to Egyptian exports in general and fertilizer exports in particular, especially since work is currently underway on a plan to expand the export markets for Egyptian goods and products in light of the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian war and its negative effects on the access of Egyptian exports to these two markets .

On 16/2/2022, the General Federation of Chambers of Commerce held an extensive meeting with Fernando Matos, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the State of Uruguay and his accompanying delegation, to discuss strengthening and advancing trade relations and joint investments between the two countries, where it was agreed to immediately start holding virtual joint business forums between businessmen in the two countries to identify all opportunities available for the development of bilateral trade and value-added trade between the two countries in preparation for organizing an Egyptian economic mission visit to the State of Euro to discuss the start of business Matus said that his country is looking forward to implementing economic development programs similar to the great development implemented by Egypt since the start of the economic reform program. Pointing out that the Egyptian economy is the strongest and most attractive for international direct investments in the Middle East and Africa, Elaraby added that the exchange of joint trade missions will have a great return on joint trade relations to serve the economic interests of the two countries.

On 15/2/2022, Nevine Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, held an extensive session of talks with Eng. Fernando Matosframeworks Jointiculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the State of Uruguay, where the meeting dealt with ways to develop economic relations between the two countries in the fields of trade, industry, agriculture and investment, the minister pointed to the importance of strengthening joint efforts between the two countries to develop and develop trade exchange rates in order to live up to the level of distinguished political and diplomatic relations between the two countries, pointing to the possibility of benefiting from the Uruguayan market as a hub for access  Egyptian exports to the markets of Latin American countries, Gamea said that the Egyptian state is working during the current stage to deepen local manufacturing and benefit from advanced industrial expertise and technologies, noting that there are distinct opportunities for the Uruguayan business community to invest in the Egyptian market and benefit from the appropriate legislative structure, distinguished investment incentives and the availability of the necessary infrastructure for industry, Gamea explained that discussions are currently underway between the two countries on signing a framework agreement at the level of governments that defines areas and frameworks  Joint cooperation between the two countries in various fields and at all levels, pointing out that there are great opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade, agriculture, renewable energy, investment, scientific research and green hydrogen production.

On 3/2/2022, Mr. Al-Quseir received the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Adriana Lesidini, Ambassador of Uruguay in Cairo, and discussed with her ways to increase agricultural cooperation between the two countries, and during the meeting, Al-Quseir stressed that the relations between Egypt and Uruguay are historical and deep, and there is cooperation in many fields, pointing out that he discussed with the ambassador how to push the trade balance in order to achieve the common interests of the two peoples, and the meeting also dealt with the possibility of the Egyptian private sector establishing research and investment farms for animal production in Uruguay under the umbrella of joint cooperation Between the two countries .

On 19/10/2021, the Ambassador of Uruguay in Cairo, Andrea Rosario, affirmed the depth and strength of bilateral relations between Egypt and her country, noting that relations include various fields, and have started since 1932 through the exchange of high-level visits, and the signing of several agreements in different regions, this came during a diplomatic delegation that includes 15 ambassadors of Ibero-American countries to the Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria, accompanied by Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for Latin American Affairs Ashraf Mounir and Governor of Alexandria Mohamed El-Sherif, as part of the activities of the Ibero-American Cultural Week, Rosario pointed out that  Cooperation in the field of trade, Egypt and Uruguay signed several agreements in this field.

On 4/12/2018, Dr. Ali Al-Moselhy, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, met with a delegation from Florida Governorate in the Eastern Republic of Uruguay to discuss cooperation between the two countries, as the Egyptian market for Uruguay is a growing and large market, and that the cooperation opportunities offered with the State of Uruguay include the field of live and frozen meat as well as dairy of all kinds, the Governor of Florida in Eastern Uruguay reviewed the opportunities available to increase exports to Egypt, especially meat, dairy and grains, as Uruguay has trade relations with Europe, America and China, but there is a trend  New to increase cooperation with Arab countries, especially the Arab Republic of Egypt due to its strategic location and political weight in the Middle East, and their entry into Egypt is considered an access to the African market, as the Governor of Florida suggested the transfer of technical expertise and technology of the dairy industry to Egypt.

On 3/12/2018, Mohamed Youssef, Executive Director of the Egyptian Businessmen Association, said that there are several sectors that can be the nucleus of trade exchange between Egypt and Uruguay, pointing to the common desire of both sides to strengthen economic relations, and explained that Egypt can enter the Uruguayan market through agricultural crops such as citrus fruits and grapes, pointing to the possibility of exporting fertilizers, textiles and some medical preparations, and regarding what distinguishes Uruguay, Youssef pointed out that Egypt can import live and processed meat in addition to products Dairy such as cheese and butter, as well as soybeans, barley and wheat, and stressed the importance of strengthening trade cooperation and restoring economic relations between the private sectors in the two countries, especially since Egypt and Uruguay are members of the Mercosur agreement.

On 19/11/2018, Dr. Mona Mehrez, Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Livestock, Fisheries and Poultry, received with Mr. Enrique Ribeiro, Ambassador of Uruguay in Cairo, to discuss the preparatory points for the meeting of Uruguayan businessmen with their counterparts in Egypt, and Mehrez pointed to the depth of cooperation relations between Egypt and Uruguay, where a cultural cooperation program has been signed since 1959 and was renewed in 1997 and is in force until now, and that through this cooperation, Egypt receives trainees from Uruguay for training and gaining technical expertise in Egypt, and it has promised" Mahrez" studied Ribeiro's offer that his country welcomes trainees from Egypt for training in Uruguay, and the two parties agreed to make an exchange proposal in the field of training.

On 11/7/2018, Major General Mohamed Kamal El-Daly, Governor of Giza, and Enrique Ribeiro, Ambassador of the State of Uruguay in Cairo, discussed aspects of cooperation in the field of developing slaughterhouses and dairy products, manufacturing and exporting leather used in cars, exchanging technologies in the field of drinking water purification, as well as cooperation and coordination of meetings with Egyptian businessmen.

On 23/10/2018, Dr. Mona Mehrez, Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Livestock, Fisheries and Poultry, discussed during a meeting with Enrique Ribeiro, Ambassador of Uruguay to Cairo, aspects of cooperation between the two countries in the field of agriculture and animal production, the meeting dealt with the presentation of the conditions and certificates required by the Egyptian veterinary health authorities in order to export Uruguayan products to Egypt and open the Uruguayan market to Egyptian citrus fruits and grapes to take advantage of the advantages of entering the free trade agreement between Egypt and Mercosur in 2017, in order to improve The Deputy Minister of Agriculture agreed with the Ambassador of Uruguay at the end of the meeting to hold another meeting, to discuss the topics that will be presented to the Uruguayan business delegation and ways to increase trade cooperation between the two countries in the field of agriculture and animal production.

On 22/6/2018, Dr. Ezz El-Din Abu Steit, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, announced the success of the Egyptian Agricultural Quarantine in opening two new markets for Egyptian agricultural exports of citrus and grape crops in Uruguay.

On 5/6/2018, Major General Mohamed Kamal El-Daly, Governor of Giza, received "Enrique Ribeiro", Ambassador of the State of Uruguay in Cairo, the visit came within the framework of consolidating relations between the two countries and exchanging experiences in many common fields.

On 2/6/2017, a delegation from the Board of Directors of the Cairo Chamber of Commerce met with Eng. Tabaré Aguirre, Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Juan Jose de Cébo, Ambassador of the Republic of Uruguay, and Pablo Pereira, Director of the Export Promotion Department at Uruguay XXI, and his accompanying delegation, the visit came as an opportunity to consolidate the concepts of mutual trade relations and joint cooperation in various commercial and economic sectors between the two countries.  The visit of the President of the Republic of Uruguay to it is currently increasing, which emphasizes the development and strengthening of joint bilateral relations for cooperation in various fields and disciplines, and the establishment of commercial and economic entities between businessmen in Egypt and Uruguay, especially considering the free trade agreement between Egypt and the Mercosur grouping. 

On 1/6/2017, Eng. Sherif Ismail, Prime Minister, met with Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay, the meeting dealt with a number of proposed investment opportunities in various fields as well as a set of incentives included in the new investment law that was recently approved, as well as studying the possibility of importing livestock from Uruguay, especially in light of the high quality of that meat, as well as studying the possibility of establishing farms for animal production in Egypt, and transferring technology in everything related to this sector to benefit from Uruguay's experience in This field, as well as the possibility of benefiting from expertise also in the field of leather, the meeting also dealt with the possibility of cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy, in light of the success of Uruguay in developing its capabilities in the field of sustainable energy and the production of 80% of the energy it produces from clean sources, including about 20% of wind, and the possibility of exchanging experiences in this vital sector, as the Prime Minister raised the possibility of cooperation in the field of human and veterinary pharmaceutical industry, and to provide Egyptian expertise in the field of exploration and exploration During the meeting, officials of the two sides stressed the need to work to enhance the trade exchange rates between the two countries by intensifying contacts between the two business communities in the two countries, especially with a number of comparative advantages that characterize the two countries in a number of productive and commercial fields.

On 30/11/2016, the Speaker of the Egyptian Parliament Ali Abdel Aal expressed during his meeting with Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolovo Nin Novoa his country's aspiration for Uruguay to play a role to urge Argentina to ratify the free trade agreement between Cairo and the Mercosur grouping, and Mercosur includes in its membership Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela, and Novoya stressed that this agreement will work to encourage trade exchange between Egypt and the countries of the grouping.

On 29/11/2016, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Rodolovo Nin Noboa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, with a visit to Egypt, received by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the two sides discussed ways to enhance economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, especially in light of the free trade agreement linking Egypt and the Mercosur grouping, to which Uruguay belongs, as well as the agreement on assistance in customs matters signed by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries on November 28, 2016, which will facilitate customs transactions between the two countries and contribute to enhancing exchange. commercial between them. It was also agreed to exchange visits of technical delegations between the two countries in the next phase to explore prospects for joint cooperation and implement joint projects in a number of fields.

On 29/11/2016, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his counterpart in the Republic of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, met with the visit aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the field of trade and investment, where the talks touched on ways to enhance economic relations between the two countries and between Egypt and the Mercosur in light of Uruguay's membership in the grouping, as well as how to encourage Uruguayan investments, and raise trade exchange rates between the two countries. The two sides signed an agreement on assistance in customs matters, which would facilitate customs transactions between the two countries.  During the meeting, they discussed internal developments in Egypt, especially at the economic level, where the economic reform program of the Egyptian government and the agreement with the International Monetary Fund were explained, which reflects the confidence of the international community in the ability of the Egyptian government to overcome the current economic crisis.

Tourism Cooperation

On 3/12/2018, the General Administration of Tourism in Giza Governorate organized a tourism program for the Ambassador of the State of Uruguay in Cairo and the Mayor of Florida Governorate in the State of Uruguay in the archaeological area of the pyramid and the area of ancient Egypt, within the framework of Giza Governorate's endeavor to stimulate tourism movement in archaeological areas and attract tourist delegations from various countries.

On 12/11/2017, the mayor of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, Daniel Martinez, arrived to visit the cities of Luxor and Aswan, the temples of Karnak, Luxor, Hatshepsut and Ramesseum, next to the tombs of the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

Parliamentary cooperation

On 1/6/2017, Dr. Ali Abdel Aal, Speaker of the House of Representatives, received the President of the State of Uruguay, Tabara Vázquez, who is currently visiting Egypt, and the meeting dealt with the confirmation of the President of Uruguay and the Speaker of the Parliament the depth and strength of bilateral relations between the two countries, and the importance of cooperation in various fields. During the meeting, the President of Uruguay stressed that the two countries have bilateral friendly relations based on respect and cooperation, pointing out that relations go back to historical roots that extend back to 1932, when the first friendship agreement was launched between Egypt and one of the countries of the Latin American continent.

On 30/11/2016, the Speaker of the Egyptian Parliament Ali Abdel Aal discussed during his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay Rodolovo Nin Novoa ways to develop relations between Egypt and Uruguay, especially at the parliamentary level, and with regard to the formation of an association for parliamentary friendship between the two countries, and the intensification of mutual parliamentary visits, for his part, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolovo Nin Novoa promised to meet Cairo's demand urging Argentina to ratify the agreement between Egypt and Mercosur, pointing out that it remains only for the Argentine Parliament to ratify this agreement to intervene In effect, Novoya invited the Speaker of the Egyptian Parliament Ali Abdel Aal to visit Uruguay, while the latter, in turn, invited the Speaker of the Uruguayan Parliament to visit the Egyptian Parliament at the earliest opportunity to discuss ways to develop parliamentary relations between the two countries.

Cultural and education

On 21/7/2022, Ambassador Abu Bakr Hefny Mahmoud, Ambassador of Egypt to Uruguay, representing the National Research Center, signed a memorandum of understanding between the Center and the Uruguayan University "La Republica"  in the field of scientific research and technology, within the framework of efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between the Arab Republic of Egypt and Latin American countries in various fields, especially the fields of scientific research, technology and innovation, the memorandum aims to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two sides and exchange experiences in various technological fields, especially the fields of renewable and clean energy, and research.  Scientific, computing, and other fields, in addition to joint cooperation in research programs and the exchange of information and research results in this regard, the Uruguayan University of  La Republica, founded in 1849, is one of the most prestigious universities in Uruguay and the countries of the Latin American region, and Uruguay is one of the leading countries in the region in terms of scientific research and technological progress, especially in the field of clean and renewable energy, led by wind energy.

On 20/10/2021, the Ambassador of Uruguay in Cairo, Adriana Lecidini, said during the opening of the "Ibero-American Cinema Week" at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, that her country shares historical roots, language and value system with Ibero-American countries.

On 1/6/2017, the President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, during his meeting with the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, at the headquarters of the Sheikhdom of Al-Azhar, east of the Egyptian capital, praised the role of Al-Azhar in consolidating the culture of peaceful coexistence, and its efforts in establishing and promoting world peace among different countries and peoples, the Grand Imam welcomed the President of Uruguay to Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, stressing that his visit to Egypt supports the bonds of cooperation between the two countries in all economic and commercial fields, and explained that the Al-Azhar institution, which is more than old. For 1060 years, its curricula are based on intellectual pluralism and acceptance of the other, as he teaches his students different sects, which immunizes the Al-Azhar student from being entrenched in a certain thought, in additionterrorism.g the falsity of the claims promoted by the owners of extremist thought, For his part, the President of Uruguay expressed his thanks and appreciation for the role of Al-Azhar in consolidating a culture of peaceful coexistence, and his efforts in establishing and promoting world peace among different countries and peoples, stressing that his meeting today with the Sheikh of Al-Azhar is useful in working to spread peace and values Fraternity, love and rejection of racism and all kinds of violence and terrorism .

On 29/8/2014, Dr. Kamilia Sobhy, Head of the Foreign Cultural Relations Sector, said that the sector succeeded in inviting the band "Agrate Catalina" to present its artistic performances in Egypt within the framework of cultural exchange between the two countries with the support of Mr. Augustin Asensoa, Ambassador of Uruguay in Cairo, and Kamilia Sobhi pointed out that the importance of this visit lies not only in the excellence of the band's performances, its great name and the cultural content it provides, which has not been previously presented in Egypt, but also lies in the opportunities it offers for cultural openness. Diplomatic cooperation with Latin American countries, with all its unique cultural heritage, the band's performances are an intensification of the huge celebrations witnessed by the city of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay every year, where the performances extend for about forty-five days, to become the capital an open theater that reflects the history of the country and its civilization in a cheerful humorous form.

On 3/3/2014, the Egyptian Embassy in Uruguay participated in the activities of the celebration of the Francophonie Week, which is being organized in Montevideo, and Sami Salem, Egypt's ambassador to Uruguay, explained that the Egyptian writer Mr. Khaled Al-Khamisi attended part of those events, including holding two meetings with secondary school students at the French Lycée School in Montevideo, where the dialogue revolved around the history of literature in Egypt and the most important Egyptian writers who contributed to the renaissance and enrichment of the intellectual and literary movement in the modern era.

 Contractual framework

On June 28, 1990, Agreement on Economic, Technical and Financial Cooperation between the Two Countries

On July 2, 2015, the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation. 

28/11/2016 Agreement between the Governments of Egypt and Uruguay on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters

On 2/6/2017, a cooperation protocol with the agency «Uruguay XXI» in Uruguay, aimed at increasing trade and investment exchange between Egypt and Uruguay.

On 11/7/2018, a twinning agreement between Giza and Florida, Uruguay in the field of drinking water purification.


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