Belarus-Egypt cooperation prospects discussed in Cairo
The sixth round of Belarusian-Egyptian ministerial consultations took part in Cairo. Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikalai Barysevich and Egyptian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Affairs Badr Abdel Aty took part in it, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA. Deputy ministers of tourism, domestic trade and supply, education, and scientific research of Egypt also participated in the consultations. The sides discussed the entire spectrum of Belarusian-Egyptian relations as well as regional problems. Positive dynamics and results of realization of concrete manufacturing cooperation projects were mentioned. Bilateral steps to promote contacts in the area of education, R&D, and humanitarian cooperation were discussed as well as the improvement of the legal base the relations rely on.
Close attention was paid to matters concerning trade and economic cooperation, credit and investment cooperation of Belarus and Egypt. The agenda of the next session of the Belarus-Egypt intergovernmental commission was discussed as well as the modality of the third Belarus-Africa economic forum. The sides stressed readiness for further active cooperation and mutual support at international platforms. Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikalai Barysevich also met with First Deputy Trade and Industry Minister of Egypt Ahmed Maghawry Diab, Assistant Secretary General of the League of Arab States on political issues Khalil Ibrahim Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce Alaa Ezz, Chairman of the Egyptian part of the Belarusian-Egyptian Business Council Ahmed Kelani, Chairman of the Egyptian Council for Sustainable Development Motaz Raslan as well as with representatives of the Egyptian private sector.