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Press conference held on the occasion of launching the World Investment Report for 2011


Published at : 8/30/2011 

Within the framework of cooperation between the Egyptian Diplomatic Institute and the UNCTAD, the organization held a press conference within the premises of the Institute, on the occasion of launching the World Investment Report for 2011. The press conference was attended by Dr. Khawla Mattar, Director of the Center of the United Nations Information Centre in Cairo, Mr. Guoyong Liang Economic Officer at the Investment Sector of the UNCTAD in Geneva, and the junior diplomats of batch 43.

 Mr. Liang’s presentation most importantly highlighted the possibility that the Egyptian economy  would face an "economic shock" in the short term that would be succeeded by a recovery over the long term, as Egypt will benefit from its competitiveness in terms of geographical location and cheap labor, even though it’s not well trained. He also called for the need to improve the infrastructure, expand the partnership between the public and private sectors, as well as to pay attention to technical education.