On December 25, 2016, ICSID signed an updated Agreement on General Arrangements with the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA). The Agreement was signed on behalf of ICSID by Ms. Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of ICSID, and on behalf of CRCICA, by Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Director of CRCICA.
The present Agreement supersedes the previous version, signed on February 6, 1980. The Agreement is based on Article 63 of the ICSID Convention and provides possibilities for holding ICSID hearings at the CRCICA. The Agreement also encourages cooperation and knowledge sharing between ICSID and CRCICA about arbitration, conciliation, and other alternative methods of dispute resolution.