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Egypt's Sisi arrives in Kazakhstan to start Asian tour

Ties between the two countries go back to 1991 when Egypt was among the first to recognize Kazakhstan’s independence

Ahram Online , Friday 26 Feb 2016
Kazakh President Nursulan Nazarbayev (L) welcomes his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during their meeting in Astana on February 26, 2016. (Photo: AFP)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived on Friday in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, at the beginning of an Aisan tour that will include Japan and South Korea, MENA agency reported.

El-Sisi is expected to meet President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister Karim Massimov to discuss means to counter terrorism and extremism and other issues.

Ties between the two countries go back to 1991, when Egypt was among the first countries to recognize Kazakhstan’s independence following the collapse of the former Soviet Union.

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in April 1992. 

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26-02-2016 03:07pm
Counter Trade
Kazakhstan is a Muslim country that is a huge produce of oil and wheat: two things Egypt spends most of its foreign reserves on. It would be good for the country to find out what Kazakhstan needs and see what Egypt produces in order for Egypt to counter trade for wheat and oil with them. This would tremendously reduce the pressure on foreign reserves. Egypt should vigorously pursue counter trade with all of its partners in order to protect its foreign reserves and put Egyptians back to work.
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