Canadian Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussein, has arrived in Egypt to advance education exchange opportunities between Egypt and Canada.
During his visit, Hussein attended the Canadian International College in Cairo where he met with the President of the college and Canadian Ambassador to Egypt Troy Lulashnyk. There are plans to establish the University of Canada in Egypt which will provide accredited degrees from Canadian universities.Earlier this year a Canadian parliamentary delegation visited Egypt to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries including cultural and scientific relations. Canada has maintained good relations with Egypt despite the human rights abuses that are carried out under the Sisi government.
In the years following the Rabaa massacre, Canada declared its strong support for the Egyptian government. Then Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, praised the country’s “transition to democracy and the inclusion of human rights and the rule of law.”
According to a statement from Canada’s embassy to Egypt their bilateral relationship is “founded on common interest in peace, stability and security in the Middle East.”