Title Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Arab Republic of Egypt, of the other part

Date of adoption



25 June 2001


Entry into force



1 June 2004

Text versions English


Official source:Official Journal of the European Union L304/39 of 30 September 2004



This comprehensive cooperation agreement now covers all EC-Egypt relations.

The previous agreements are null and void. It replaces the 1977 Cooperation Agreement.


  • To provide an appropriate framework for political dialogue, allowing the development of close political relations between the Parties,
  • To establish conditions for the progressive liberalisation of trade in goods, services and capital,
  • To foster the development of balanced economic and social relations between the Parties through dialogue and cooperation,
  • To contribute to the economic and social development of Egypt, encourage regional cooperation with a view to the consolidation of peaceful co-existence and economic and political stability,
  • To promote cooperation in other areas which are of mutual interest.