Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) director-general Li Yong in Cairo cooperation between Egypt and the organisation on upgrading and modernising Egyptian industry, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.
Minister Shoukry welcomed the decision by UNIDO to include Egypt in the organisation's country partnership programme.
The partnership between Egypt and the UNIDO will allow them to coordinate to put in place industrial policies and identify the state's priorities when it comes to direct investments in the country.
During the meeting, Minister Shoukry showcased the Egyptian government's vision for economic and industrial development, the current policies adopted to achieve development in Egypt, and the results of the economic reforms adopted by the government.
The UNIDO director-general praised Egypt’s economic reforms, stressing that the UN organisation is keen to on cooperating with Egypt to achieve sustainable development.