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Trade minister meets Libyan, Jordanian counterparts on sidelines of 109 Arab League ESC
11 February 2022  -  Sector :  -  Entity :  -  Category : General

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Gamea discussed with her Libyan and Jordanian counterparts joint cooperation during the coming period.

Cairo- Feb 11, 2022

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea held separate meetings with her Libyan and Jordanian counterparts, on the sidelines of the 109th session of the Arab League Economic and Social Council, which concluded yesterday in Cairo.

The minister’s meeting with Libya's Minister of Economy and Trade Muhammad al-Hawij explored ways to boost joint trade, as well as preparations for the technical meetings at expert-level ahead of the next Egyptian-Libyan Joint Higher Committee.

Gamea also met with Jordanian Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yousef al-Shamali and Jordanian Ambassador in Cairo Amjad Adaileh, to discuss cooperation between the two countries, and at the tripartite level with Jordan and Iraq.

The minister stressed the importance of activating the memorandum of understanding signed between Egypt and Jordan in the field of small enterprises, especially with regard to exchanging experiences, developing entrepreneurs’ skills and raising the competitiveness of SME products in local and regional markets.

According to official data, the Libyan market ranked 9th among Egypt’s largest export markets in 2021, with exports worth $938 million, up 64.5% from about $570 million in 2020.

Likewise, Egypt-Jordan trade grew 21.5% to $580 million last year, compared to about $477 million in 2020.

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