PM Madbouly heads to Tunisia for meeting of Egyptian-Tunisian higher committee

Ahram Online , Thursday 12 May 2022

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly headed on Thursday to Tunisia to participate in the 17th session of the Egyptian-Tunisian higher committee, which aims to promote bilateral economic relations.ions.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.(Photo:Al-Ahram)


The meetings will be held on Thursday and Friday and will be presided over by Madbouly and his Tunisian counterpart Najla Bouden, a statement by the Egyptian cabinet said on Thursday.

Madbouly is accompanied by a delegation of several ministers, including Education Minister Tarek Shawki, Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat, Housing Minister Assem El-Gazzar, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amr Talaat, and Agriculture Minister El-Sayed El-Quseir.

The meetings are expected to include the signing of a handful of agreements to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Tunisia.

Additionally, the Egyptian-Tunisian economic forum will be held on the sidelines of the higher committee meetings, and will focus on exchanging visions on investment prospects between Cairo and Tunis.

Egypt's exports to Tunisia reached $223.3 million in 2021, down from $263.9 million and $613.8 million in 2020 and 2019 respectively. Egypt mainly exports clothing, food, and cleaning products.

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