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Nassar, Manturov discuss further cooperation between Egypt, Russia
9 October 2019  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : General

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Manturov’s visit corresponds with the Big Industrial Week and the third round of Egypt-EEC FTA talks, both currently held in Cairo.

Cairo- Oct 9, 2019

Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar has received his Russian counterpart Denis Manturov and his accompanying delegation, currently on a two-day visit to Egypt to meet with senior government officials to explore the future of mutual cooperation between the two countries.

The two ministers opened yesterday the Big Industrial Week Industrial and Technology Trade Fair and Forum, held in Cairo on October 8-10 with the participation of over 110 companies. Organized by Russian Formika Group, the event is the first analogue of the INNOPROM International Industrial Trade Fair abroad.

They also co-chaired meetings of the 12th session of the Joint Russian-Egyptian Commission on Trade, Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, held in Cairo today. The discussions explored potential cooperation opportunities in the fields of: trade, manufacturing, energy, education, agriculture, communications, IT, healthcare, transport and tourism.

On a similar note, the third round of negotiations for a free trade agreement between Egypt and the Eurasian Economic Union is being held in Cairo on Oct 8-10. The meetings discuss a range of issues including: trade in goods and services, certificates of origin and technical barriers to trade, among others.

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