Doorknock Mission to Washington, DC

Egypt's AmCham goes to Washington: Knock, Knock!

A 36-strong delegation of Egyptian businessmen is in Washington as part of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo’s (AmCham) 42nd door-knock mission to the US. The annual event aims to boost cooperation between the two countries in the area of trade and investment.,-Knock.aspx

Al-Sisi to meet Trump in Washington on economic integration, regional conflicts (Daily News Egypt)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will travel on Monday to Washington to meet with the United States President Donald Trump, the next day, as part of an official tour, that includes Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal, according to a presidential statement.

US-Egyptian relationship remains strong despite Congress, American media criticism: Paul Salem (Daily News Egypt)

Washington DC- The anticipated visit of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to Washington, DC in April comes as part of the warm relations between the two countries and their leaders, said Paul Salem, president of the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC on Monday.

Constitutional amendments are not game-changing for US-Egyptian relations (Enterprise)

Egypt’s planned constitutional amendments, which could extend President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s time in office until 2034, are unlikely sour US-Egyptian relations, Middle East Institute President Paul Salem (bio) told journalists accompanying AmCham’s Doorknock lobbying tour of Washington, DC. “It doesn’t help, but it doesn’t change positions in the US,” Salem said.

Egypt’s economy ‘on track’ with lowest unemployment rate since 2011: IMF (Egypt Today)

Egypt’s economy is on track and continues its growth, marking the lowest unemployment rate since 2011, IMF Egypt’s Mission Chief Subir Lall said on the sidelines of the meeting of the knock door mission organized by the American Chamber in Egypt to Washington.

IMF delegation to visit Cairo in May ahead of final $2 bln loan disbursement (Ahram Online)

A delegation from the IMF will visit Egypt in May to carry out the latest review of the implementation of its economic reform programme before the final disbursement of nearly $2 billion of a $12 billion loan, Subir Lall, the IMF mission chief for Egypt, said on Tuesday.

AmCham wraps up “easiest” Doorknock mission in DC (Enterprise)

After holding 89 meetings with US administration officials, members of Congress and staffers, international financial institutions and think tanks, AmCham President Tarek Tawfik described the mission as “the easiest compared of all the past years because a leap has taken place on many aspects which was widely accepted and helped ease concerns.”

AmCham’s 42th door-knock mission to the US to kick off on Sunday (Ahram Online)

A delegation of private sector representatives will begin its annual visit to Washington on Sunday for AmCham Egypt’s door-knock mission.
Over the course of five days, the 36 delegates are scheduled to meet with members of the US Congress, administration officials, think tank representatives, media, and leaders from the US business community.

Door-knock mission concluded events on Friday (Daily News Egypt)

The door-knock mission in Washington has held about 89 meetings with official American institutions and research centres, including 33 meetings with Congress, 10 meetings with confessional staff assistants, six meetings with Congress leaders, and a meeting with the Congress Research Administration which issues an annual report on Egypt, according to Omar Mohanna, chairperson of the Egypt-US Business Council.

Door-knock mission starts annual visit to Washington Monday (Daily News Egypt)

Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC (AmCham Egypt), Hesham Fahmy, said that the chamber is currently working to establish an advisory council in the United States, which would include several figures with extensive experience and reputable in American decision-making circles, aiming to maximize the chamber’s role in supporting the investment size and trade exchange between both countries.

‘Knock Door’ starts its mission in Washington Sunday (Egypt Today)
Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt) arrived in Washington DC on Sunday to start the annual “Door Knock” mission in Washington.

AmCham door-knock mission in Washington was 'easiest in years': AmCham president