Egyptian, Tanzanian foreign ministers to conclude Joint Committee talks in Cairo Wednesday

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Jan 2018

Mahiga and Shoukry
Tanzanian FM Augustine Mahiga (L) meets Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukry (R) during the Cairo meeting (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian foreign ministry)

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is set to meet his Tanzanian counterpart Augustine Mahiga on Wednesday to conclude the third round of joint Egyptian-Tanzanian talks on strengthening bilateral cooperation, a statement by Egypt's foreign ministry read on Tuesday.

The joint committee's meetings began on Tuesday at the level of senior officials and were headed by Egypt's Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs, Mohamed Idris, and the Permanent Secretary of the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to the official statement.

The committee meetings scheduled for Wednesday will be attended by officials from both countries’ agriculture, irrigation, water resources, electricity, trade, investment, health and tourism ministries.

According to the statement, the meetings will include "intensive talks between the two sides on strengthening the existing cooperation relations in these fields, and exploring new areas and prospects to enhance cooperation between Egypt and Tanzania."

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi visited Dar El-Salam in August 2017 and called for closer economic and trade cooperation between Egypt and the eastern African country.

Tanzania's President John Magufuli is set to visit Egypt in 2018.

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