UK’s Minister for the Middle East and North Africa and Minister of State for International Development Andrew Murrison arrived in Egypt on Sunday to discuss boosting ties between the two countries.
According to a press release by the UK Embassy in Cairo, Murrison is set to meet Egyptian investment and international cooperation minister Sahar Nasr and other senior government officials.
The minister will also meet Coptic Orthodox Church head Pope Tawadros II.
“The UK is a strong partner of Egypt and its economic reform journey. In Cairo I look forward to my discussion with Minister of Investment Dr Sahar Nasr, and making practical progress in our ever-growing economic partnership,” Murrison said.
British Ambassador to Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams said that the UK is one of Egypt’s leading partners across a number of sectors including trade.
"Dr Murrison’s visit highlights the UK’s plan to remain to be at the forefront of countries supporting Egypt’s development," the ambassador said.
Egypt has been seeking to bolster economic ties with the UK, as well as maximising British investments in Egypt, which currently records $47.4 billion with nearly 1,816 British companies working in the Egyptian market according to statements last July.