Belarusian PM Golovchenko makes 1st visit to Cairo for economic cooperation talks

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Apr 2024

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly received Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko at Cairo International Airport on Monday in the first-ever visit by a Belarusian PM to Cairo, with a focus on boosting trade and economic relations between the two countries.

Mostafa Madbouly and Belarus Roman Golovchenko
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Belarus Roman Golovchenko during their meeting on Monday 29 April, 2024. Photo courtesy of Egyptian cabinet.

 

The Belarusian PM is leading a high-level delegation including the country’s minister of anti-monopoly and trade regulation along with several government officials.

Madbouly expressed his anticipation that several cooperation agreements will be signed, expressing his eagerness to benefit from Belarus's industrial expertise, particularly in heavy industries.

From his side, Golovchenko pointed out that relations between the two countries date to the Soviet era when there was cooperation on developing Egyptian infrastructure and industry.

He noted Belarus's industrial capabilities and ability to maintain economic growth amid global developments.

PM Golovchenko also praised the bilateral relations and cooperation in combating terrorism and extremism.

Tuesday meeting
 

On Tuesday, Madbouly will host his Belarusian counterpart for an extensive session of talks at the cabinet headquarters in the New Administrative Capital.

The Egyptian-Belarusian Business Forum will also convene, involving relevant ministers and business figures from both countries.

In 2022, trade between Egypt and Belarus reached $95 million.

According to Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS), the main Belarusian exports to Egypt are tractors, trucks, tires, equipment, metal products, optical products, fertilizers, pumps, X-ray equipment, petrochemicals, agricultural products, pharmaceutical products, textiles, and garments.     

The most important Egyptian exports to Belarus are citrus vegetables and citrus fruits; plants for manufacturing perfumes; pharmaceuticals; and garments.

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