Egyptian government, Microsoft sign cooperation agreement, launches E-investment website
Egypt-USA, Business, 1/31/2005
Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif received yesterday owner and founder of the giant Microsoft Bill Gates at a reception held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt where about 1000 officials, investors, businessmen and media men attended.
Gates launched a new website built by the Investment Ministry to render its services and information in Arabic and English for Egyptian and foreign investors.
Also, Nazif on Sunday attended the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement between the Egyptian government and the International Microsoft Company.
Signing for the Egyptian side were Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Tarek Kamel, Minister of Education Ahmed Gamal Eddin Moussa and Minister of State for Administrative Development Ahmed Darwish Chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates signed for his company.
The agreement is aimed at setting up joint ventures in the domains of information technology.
At a joint press conference with Gates after the signing ceremony, Nazif underlined the importance of Gates visit to Egypt as a sign of his keenness on increasing his investments in Egypt.
Nazif noted that cooperation with Microsoft will help enhance education in Egypt by introducing modern technology into the educational process such as electronic education and videoconference.
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