The meeting has discussed promoting
joint relations with the EU and recent global economic developments.
Cairo- Sep 19, 2022
Minister of Trade and Industry
Ahmed Samir has received Antonio López-Istúriz, member of the European
Parliament (MEP) representing the Spanish centre-right People's Party, who is currently
The meeting discussed promoting
joint relations with the EU at bilateral and multilateral levels, as well as
recent global economic developments.
“Egypt is keen on expanding cooperation
with the EU, one of its main trading partners regionally and internationally,”
Samir said, noting that bilateral trade hit $29.6 billion in 2021, up 24.5%
from a year earlier.
The EU, he pointed out, is the second
export market for Egypt’s exports worldwide. He further added that the
government seeks to transfer EU advanced technologies to local industry and
attract more investments to the market.
Istúriz, for his part, highlighted that
the European Parliament commends the role of Egypt in the Middle East and
Southern Mediterranean, stressing keenness to open up new channels for
communication and future cooperation between the two sides.