Egypt’s PM Sherif Ismail holds talks with Jordanian counterpart, Cypriot president, foreign investors in Jordan

Ahram Online , Saturday 20 May 2017

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail attended on Saturday the World Economic Forum on Middle East and North Africa held in Jordan

Sherif Ismail
Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (Photo: Ahram)

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail held on Saturday talks with his Jordanian counterpart as well as with the Cypriot president and a number of foreign investors on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa held in Jordan, state news agency MENA reported.

During the meeting, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades expressed his regards to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and extended an invitation for him to visit Cyprus.

Ismail briefed Anastasiades on the latest achievements reached through Egypt's economic reform measures, stressing that the country has become more suitable for foreign investors.

The prime minister also expressed his aspiration for the continued coordination between the two countries to confront terrorism and address the migrant issue, as well as cooperation in tourism by launching a joint tourism programme.

Investment Minister Sahar Nasr, who also attended the meeting, said the two sides discussed projects that include fish farming, olive farms and cooperation in the communications sector and supporting entrepreneurship.

Ismail also met with Jordanian PM Hani Al-Mulki and discussed a number of issues on the agenda for the Egyptian-Jordanian high commission, which will be held in July and will discuss a number of topics of shared interest between the two countries such as the economy and regional security.

Ismail also thanked Al-Mulki for giving a one-month grace period for Egyptian workers in Jordan who violated their visas to legalise their status without facing fines. 

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