Finance Minister – Increasing Employment Rates ‘Top Priority’

Finance Minister Hani Qadri said on Monday 1252014 raising employment rates and improving workplace environment and investment climate are top priorities at the current stage.

In statements following his return from Jordan after taking part in a conference of the International Monetary Fund, Qadri asserted that the aim of the conference was to establish economic viewpoints of the Middle East region to raise employment rates and improve workplace environment through making use of successful experiences of other countries, which managed to reform their economy.

The importance of the conference stems from the increasing unemployment rates in North Africa, which hit 12.2 per cent of labor force, he added.

The minister further affirmed that the ministry sought to reduce budget deficit in a way that provided more funding for private sector projects.

Source : Egypt State Information Service