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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Remarks [as prepared] to the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin
Cairo, Egypt


Good morning everyone.  Thank you Shariff and thanks to Sylvia and the AmCham membership for inviting me to speak today.  And thanks to those who took the time this morning to share how USAID has impacted your lives and businesses in the film booth.

Many of you know that USAID has a 40-year legacy of inspiring Egyptian success, but as the USAID Mission Director, it never fails to astonish me when I hear comments like, “I didn’t know USAID was still in Egypt.”  And, truth be told, I hear comments like that even here, at AmCham events.  So my goal is for you to leave here this morning with a better understanding of what we’re doing right now and what we have planned -- and to appreciate the impact we’re making, and the strength of USAID and Egypt’s strategic partnership.