Egypt, Tanzania mull preparations for 2020 joint committee meetings

MENA , Sunday 10 Nov 2019

File Photo: President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi with his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli during his visit to Dodoma (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs Abu Bakr Hefni discussed with Tanzanian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Damas Ndumbaro preparations for the fourth session of the Egyptian-Tanzania joint committee meetings in the first quarter of 2020.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday that the discussions are part of Hefni’s participation in the 18th meeting of Africa-Nordic foreign ministers held in Tanzania.

They mulled the outcome of mutual visits of key officials of the two countries in 2019 and positive developments of growing bilateral ties in the recent years since the successful visit of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to Tanzania in 2017.

Both diplomats touched upon the means to foster cooperation in the fields of agriculture, foodstuff production, animal and fish wealth, energy and medicine, in addition to increasing trade exchange and investments under Egypt’s current chairmanship of the African Union.

Ndumbaro stressed that his country is keen to cement ties with Egypt in all fields, praising Cairo’s support for the plans of Tanzanian government through Egyptian companies operating in the African country.  

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