International cooperation minister discusses Dabaa nuclear plant with Russian ambassador

Ahram Online , Friday 6 May 2016

Also in attendance was trade and industry minister Tarek Qabil

International Cooperation
Minister of international cooperation met with the Russian ambassador to Cairo in the presence of the Egyptian trade and industry minister Tarek Qabil. (Photo Courtesy of the Ministry of International Cooperation)

Egyptian international cooperation minister Sahar Nasr discussed with Russian ambassador Sergei Bachenko the latest developments in the Dabaa nuclear power plan Thursday, according to a ministry statement released Friday.

The pair then discussed economic cooperation between both countries, as trade and industry minister Tarek Qabil was in attendance.

Qabil said it is necessary to quickly sign a free trade agreement between Egypt and Russia, as it would increase trade between Egypt and the European Union,  the statement added.  

The Russian ambassador invited Nasr and Qabil to attend an economic forum that will be held in Saint Petersburg on 16-18 June under the auspices of Russian president Vladimir Putin. According to the statement, both ministers accepted the invitation.

An agreement to build the Dabaa power plant was signed by Russian and Egyptian representatives in November 2015.

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