This chapter includes the following articles.
One of the world’s oldest civilisations, Egypt has long been central to the development of the MENA region and has built an extensive international trade network, benefitting from its location at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and Asia. As the world’s 14th-most populous country and the most populous nation in the Arab world, Egypt also benefits from a large, rapidly expanding population. These underlying fundamentals should help the country to continue on a path to long-term growth, despite the disruption caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic. This chapter contains a viewpoint from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.