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Working together to upgrade the economy and reform the governmental administrative system. The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development (MPMAR) has been entitled with many tasks, but in the coming period, I will focus on three fields related to Egypt's vision for sustainable development: 2030, which is a document of the Egyptians, not a document of Ministry or Government.

Egypt has witnessed recently major changes in various aspects of economic and political life and thus affected the citizen’s social life. The said changes in the Egyptian society was accompanied by restructuring of the society. While the Egyptian State itself was about to collapse rapidly thanks to the collaboration of efforts by the entire Egyptian people and all the institutions of society ... We now need time, not short, to stabilize the Egyptian state and restore stability, after the dangers that have aroused from many areas, in order to traverse a critical time of our contemporary history.

Starting in 2014 and over two years, Egypt has developed its strategy for sustainable development, Egypt 2030. In February 2016, the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development (MPMAR) has launched this strategy, under the auspices of His Excellency, the President of the Republic, President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi. This strategy aims to gradually promote Egypt, reaching the peak by 2030, to be among the top 30 countries in the world according to many indicators. This is a vision that is linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched by the United Nations, and in line with the African Development Agenda 2063.

Egypt now has a vision for the future, and the vision is the ambition, aspiration and future visualization that the State works for. It shows the direction, on which decisions are taken by assessing gains, losses, and arranging priorities. All this is done in accordance with the principles of strategic planning that answers the questions: What do we do? Why? For whom? Where? And how?

No State develops without a vision and no State held back while having a vision. There are many examples of the magical effect of having visions in Countries that were completely destroyed and then recovered to achieve great progress globally, such as Germany and Japan. And other Countries started from progress rates calculated in negative numbers, but now these Countries reached prominent ranks such as Indonesia and Singapore. Other Countries started while being underdeveloped, but they have started, and this has been reflected positively on their current situation, such as South Africa and Poland.