Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir discussed on Friday with Italian Ambassador in Cairo Giampaolo Cantini boosting cooperation in regards to operating regular navigational lanes between Egyptian and Italian ports.
During their meeting, in the presence of a number of officials of Italian companies, El-Wazir affirmed the government's keenness to develop the maritime transport system, hailing the outcome of the first, second, and third Egyptian-Italian dialogue rounds held earlier in the field of maritime transport
Italy is one of the leading countries which receives Egyptian exports, particularly agricultural crops, according to the minister.
He also pointed to railway projects, set to be implemented, to boost freight shipping and tourism movement among Egyptian destinations.
Meanwhile, Italy's Saipem company's officials showed their interest in establishing the sixth line of Cairo Metro, saying they submitted a tender to implement a project to convert the Abu Qir/Alexandria railway line to a metro line.