The visit aims to build on what
was agreed upon during the Iraq-Jordan-Egypt summit in Baghdad last week.
Cairo- July 3, 2021
Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine
Gamea has flown to the Iraqi capital Baghdad, heading a delegation of government
officials and businessmen, to hold economic cooperation talks with counterparts
The visit, the first by a senior
public servant following the historic visit of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
to Iraq last week, aims to build on what was agreed upon during the Iraq-Jordan-Egypt
summit in Baghdad.
“It will explore all economic issues at
the bilateral and regional levels, as well as review opportunities for joint
cooperation in the fields of trade, industry, investment, agriculture,
logistical transport and mining,” Gamea said.
Egypt, she added, seeks to transfer its
know-how in establishing specialized industrial complexes and cities to Iraq, and
accelerate the implementation of development projects discussed at the
Gamea is scheduled to hold a series
of meetings with senior officials in the Iraqi government, including: Minister
of Industry and Minerals Manhal Aziz Al-Khabbaz, Minister of Trade Alaa
Al-Jubouri and Minister of Planning Khaled Battal Al-Najm, in addition to a
meeting with the private sector representatives at the headquarters of the
Iraqi Federation of Industries to explore the investment opportunities
available in the two countries.