The Arab Republic of Egypt is a transcontinental country straddling north-east Africa and south-west Asia. It shares a border with Israel, Libya and Sudan. With over 95 million inhabitants, Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world and the third-most populous in Africa after Nigeria and Ethiopia. The economy is heavily dependent on agriculture and tourism and despite the government’s ambitious reforms, high unemployment continues to be a concern as does rapid population growth and the lack of arable land.
President: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Population: 84 million
Religion: Islam, Christianity
The Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS):
Egypt Vision 2030 is Egypt’s roadmap for achieving inclusive development and enhancing the country’s regional leadership. It is also a strategic plan that sets welfare and prosperity as the main economic objectives, to be achieved via sustainable development, social justice and balanced, geographical and sectoral growth.