Canada supported Egypt at the 13-15 March 2015 Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm El Sheikh

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada March 24, 2015

On March 13-15, 2015, Canada’s Ambassador to Egypt, Troy Lulashnyk, led Canada’s official delegation at the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. With the participation of hundreds of investors and high level delegations from all over the world, including Canada, the conference was declared a success with plans to make the event an annual affair.

On March 14, Ambassador Lulashnyk observed signing ceremonies for two Canadian companies: Canada-based SkyPower and the United Arab Emirates-based International Gulf Development (IGD) joint venture representing companies from Canada, UAE and Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Egypt for $ 5billion USD to provide 3000MW of solar power to Egypt, in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, and the Minister of Investment.