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Industry, Social Solidarity Ministers open 2nd Int’l Handicrafts Expo
15 November 2017  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : General

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Egypt will launch a 2018-2020 national strategy for developing handicrafts and cultural industry.

Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil, together with Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Waly, inaugurated today the Second International Handicrafts Exposition, hosted in Cairo from Nov 15 to 24, with the participation of over 165 local and foreign companies working in the handmade business.

The exhibition is organized by the Egyptian Export Council for Handicrafts and the Handicrafts Industries Chamber, over an area of 5,000 square meters.

“The fair is the largest annual showcase of Egyptian handmade products,” Kabil said, stressing the ministry’s keenness on developing this sector and enhancing its competitiveness.

Moreover, he announced that Egypt will launch a 2018-2020 national strategy for developing handicrafts and cultural industry before the end of this year.

“The strategy will focus on training workers, marketing products abroad, aiming to increase the access of handmade exports into foreign markets, as well as its contribution in local and international supply chains,” Kabil noted.
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