" Welcome Note by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry "

Tuesday 2 January 2018
12:00 PM

I have the pleasure to welcome the visitors of the new official website of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is launched with the beginning of 2018. The Ministry’s official website in its new version in Arabic and English Languages, comes in line with the comprehensive strategy pursued by the Egyptian diplomacy to develop and enhance its tools of communication and outreach, domestically and abroad, in a way that keeps up with the unprecedented technological advancements of the era.

Preparations for the new website lasted for several months. It was premised on a scientific methodology that combines quality of visual design with depth and diversity of content. This content includes, but not limited to, Egypt's vision and priorities on foreign policy, relations with the various countries, and international and regional organizations, as well  stances vis-à-vis the major global  issues. This is in addition to a special section for electronic consular transactions to provide basic services for Egyptians abroad. The site, which is being updated round the clock, contains the meetings and interviews I do conduct, and the official statements issued by the Ministry, besides  the Press Releases from Egyptian missions abroad, and from the various Ministry Departments.

The new website incorporates basic information about Egypt, as well as links to the main governmental bodies and entities, especially those in charge with tourism promotion and issuance of entry visas to the Egyptian territories, so as to facilitate procedures for website visitors from across the world, and in line with the e-government plan adopted by the Egyptian State.

Finally, I would like to renew my greetings to you, in my name and on behalf of the members of the Egyptian diplomatic apparatus, via this electronic gateway, which presents a new addition to the other Foreign Ministry platforms, working efficiently on the various social media sites and through a holistic approach, with a view to highlight Egypt's image on the international scene, and to communicate with Egyptian nationals worldwide. I would also like to congratulate you on the occasion of the New Year, in which we all look forward to pursuing our path of progress and development for the welfare of our beloved Egypt and the great Egyptian people.