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Egypt's FM discusses boosting investment, regional issues with German ministers

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 Jul 2018
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Egypt's' Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (L) met the German Development Minister Gerd Mueller (R) in Berlin on Wednesday, 4 July 2018 (Photo: Courtesy of Egypt's official Foreign Ministry Facebook page)
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Egypt's' Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed on Wednesday with German Development Minister Gerd Mueller ways to boost German investment in Egypt, which the ministry estimates at 2.5 billion euros.

The talks were part of a three-day visit to Berlin – which kicked off on Tuesday – by the senior Egyptian diplomat.

The duo discussed cooperation in economic and education development as part of a joint Egyptian-German committee, which has been convening alternatively in the two countries since 2016, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, Shoukry discussed with his German counterpart Heiko Maas bilateral relations and regional issues, including the crises in Syria and Libya.

The two officials also discussed Egypt's efforts to battle terrorism and illegal migration, as well as the progress in negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan over the controversial hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building on the River Nile, which Cairo fears could reduce its share of Nile water.

Shoukry's visit to Berlin is part of a two-country Euro tour that will also include a stop in Austria.

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