Egypt is perhaps best known for its historic locations and sites, such as the Pyramids, as well as its rich cultural and economic history, which dates back to the time of the pharaohs. Thousands of tourists visit Egypt each year to visit the ancient sites and antiquities the country offers. The country links northeast Africa with the Middle East. Its geographic location alone makes it an important centre on the continent in terms of trade. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects economic growth in Egypt to reach 5.2 percent in 2018 and 5.5 percent in 2019, according to its new World Economic Outlook report. Egypt is also home to the Afreximbank headquarters, which are based in our host city, Cairo.