Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Luxembourg visits Guardian Glass plant

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On Tuesday 24 August, Ambassador Fleur Thomas visited Guardian Glass in Bascharage. Accompanied by the Trade & Investment Advisor Stefan van Look, the ambassador met with Messrs Boekhoudt, Ries and Gheysen for a guided tour of the plant and to discuss their latest investments in the UK, their production line in Luxembourg and future sustainable investments.

With its international headquarters in Luxembourg, the American company recently invested in a new state-of-the-art furnace in Goole, securing jobs for years to come. This UK plant produces flat, coated and laminated glass products mainly for customers in the UK and Ireland.

With COP26 drawing closer, the ambassador was especially interested in Guardian Glass’ commitments to the environment. The Guardian Glass delegation was proud to explain that they are increasingly using recycled glass for the production of brand-new glass sheets. The company is also expanding its green initiatives by optimising the design of its new furnaces to become more energy efficient and improve environmental performance.

Wife of murdered Greek ambassador jailed over his death in Brazil

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Investigators found blood stains on a sofa in the flat where the couple had been staying, and it is believed he was killed there before his body was taken away.

U.S. Ambassador and Tourism Minister Inaugurate Renovated Site in Esna

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Press Release

August 29, 2021

ESNA – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Esna on Sunday, August 29, with Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Dr. Khaled El Enany and Luxor Governor Mostafa Alham to inaugurate the recently renovated Wakalet el-Geddawy, a caravansery built in 1792 to store trade goods and lodge traveling merchants. Together, they affirmed the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership in cultural heritage preservation.

The U.S. government, through USAID, is investing $8.6 million to revitalize cultural tourism in Esna, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Ministry of International Cooperation, Luxor Governorate, and local partners including Takween Integrated Community Development.

During the inauguration, Ambassador Cohen stated, “Over the past 25 years, the United States has contributed more than $102 million to preserve dozens of cultural heritage sites throughout Egypt. We look forward to seeing the tourism industry rebound in Esna and across the country. The United States stands with the people of Egypt as we help to make this happen.”

The United States is working with the Egyptian Government and local organizations to revitalize the town’s tourism potential, balancing heritage conservation, tourism promotion, and community development. This support creates jobs, revives tourism, increases public and private investments, and restores historically significant places, such as Esna’s traditional oil press and Al-Qisariya Market.

Since 1978, the American people have invested over $30 billion to support Egypt’s economic development. To find out more about USAID’s work in Egypt, please see https://www.usaid.gov/egypt, and follow @USAIDEgypt on Facebook and Twitter.