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Trade minister meets Zambian counterpart on sidelines of COMESA summit
23 November 2021  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : General

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The meeting discussed boosting bilateral cooperation and achieving industrial integration in Africa.

NAC- Nov 23, 2021

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has met with Zamian Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Chipoka Mulenga, on the sidelines of the 21st COMESA Summit held in the New Administrative Capital.

The meeting discussed boosting bilateral cooperation, achieving industrial integration on the African continent, activating the Egyptian-Zambian Trade Committee and establishing a joint business council.

“The ministry is keen on encouraging more Egyptian companies to visit the Zambian market to explore opportunities for joint industrial,” Gamea said, pointing to the possibility of cooperation between the two countries in agriculture by cultivating Egypt’s strategic crops in Zambia for local market needs and export purposes.

According to official figures, Egypt-Zambia trade hit $15.1 million last year, with Egyptian exports worth $14.6 million and imports $500,000. Egypt’s main exports to Zambia include: fertilizers, chemicals, food industries, engineering industries, furniture and building materials, agricultural products, garments and textiles.

 

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