Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry during his video call with his Tanzanian counterpart on Sunday in Cairo (Photo: Egyptian Foreign Ministry )
Both ministers discussed various aspects of bilateral relations and other issues of common concern as well as historical Egyptian-Tanzanian relations, highlighting their steady development following President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's visit to Dar es-Salaam in August 2017, and the visit of President Samia Hassan to Cairo in November 2021.
During the call, Shoukry reiterated Egypt's support for various development efforts in Tanzania including Egyptian projects in the country, as well as expressing a desire to explore opportunities for more Egyptian investment to enter the Tanzanian economy.
Egypt has been engaged in several development projects in the country. In December, Tanzania inaugurated the first phase of Egypt’s Elsewedy Industrial Complex in Dar es-Salaam worth $35 million.
The same month, Egypt’s housing minister inspected the $2.9 billion Julius Nyerere Hydroelectric Power Project (JNHPP) being constructed by an Egyptian consortium.
The two ministers agreed to continue to activate meetings of the joint committee to enhance bilateral cooperation in all fields, the ministry added in its statement.
Sameh Shoukry, the president-designate of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) set to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November, noted during the video call that Egypt is keen to address African concerns pertaining to climate change.
Egypt is also looking forward to the highest-level Tanzanian participation in the conference activities, he added.