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Ministers attend closing ceremony of first date marketing forum in New Valley
18 October 2021  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : Trade News

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Egypt is the world’s top date producer and the first in the Arab world, contributing 18% and 24% to their respective total production, Gamea says.

New Valley- Oct 18, 2021

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has attended the closing ceremony of Egypt’s inaugural marketing forum for dates, held in the city of Kharga, the New Valley, on October 16-18, along with ministers of supply, local development, agriculture, as well as governors of the New Valley, Port Said, Matrouh, Aswan, Kafr al-Sheikh and Suez.

The event was also attended by ambassadors of Indonesia and Morocco and the Deputy Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Egypt.

Under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the fair was organized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in cooperation with the New Valley Governorate, with the aim of promoting the date sector, presenting the various types of Egyptian dates and link producers with local and foreign buyers.

 “The political leadership attaches great importance to the development of palm plantation and production in Egypt, being one of the key productive sectors of the economy,” Gamea said.

The forum, she added, is a significant step towards boosting the sector and increasing its competitiveness on local and international markets.

The minister pointed out that the date sector in Egypt includes 140 industrial facilities, mainly in the New Valley, Bahariya Oasis, Siwa, Aswan, Luxor, Badrashin, Fayoum, Borg al-Arab, Amreya, Delta, Damietta and Sharqia,

“Egypt is the world’s top date producer and the first in the Arab world, contributing 18% and 24% to their respective total production,” she noted.

The ministers and governors also toured the date fair, where 100 exhibitors representing 12 governorates participated.

Moreover, Gamea and the New Valley governor handed out prizes to 26 participants in the competitions held within the the forum in the categories of best farm, date factory, packaging… etc.

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