Egypt's FM to begin one-week Asian tour

Ahram Online , Friday 20 Nov 2015

The tour will include visits to Japan and South Korea

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's foreign affairs minister Sameh Shoukry is scheduled to begin a one-week Asian tour on Saturday to strengthen political and economic ties with countries including Japan and South Korea, a Friday ministry statement read.

Shoukry's tour will start in Seoul, where he will meet with representatives from a number of major economic institutions such as Samsung, Hyundai and the Korean Union for International Trade. He will also meet with his Korean counterpart and Korean parliamentarians.

In Tokyo, Shoukry will meet representatives from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and the Egyptian-Japanese Parliamentarian Friendship Association.

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