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5 September 2022  -  Sector :  -  Entity :  -  Category : Industry News

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The meeting has discussed further cooperation in developing Egypt’s furniture industry.

Cairo- Sep 5, 2022

Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir has received Zuzana Schwidrowski, director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) North Africa Office, to discuss further cooperation in developing Egypt’s furniture industry.

The meeting was attended by Mohamed Abdel Karim, CEO of the Industrial Modernization Center (IMC), and Ihab Derias, chairman of the Egyptian Furniture Export Council. It explored the competitive advantages of this industry, as well as the ministry’s vision to boost its productivity and the sector’s exports.

“The government devotes special attention to advance furniture manufacturing, being one of Egypt’s labor-intensive industries which boasts a competitive edge on local and international markets,” Samir said.

They also looked at the detailed study prepared by the IMC on furniture factory complexes in Egypt.

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