Pakistan is keen on benefiting from Egypt’s expertise in social housing, the country’s PM, Imran Khan, told the Egyptian ambassador to the South Asian country, Tarek Dahroug.
According to an official statement on Wednesday, the Egyptian foreign ministry said Dahroug was received by Khan and several officials in a meeting in Islamabad.
Khan praised advances related to development in Egypt, and particularly in the New Administrative Capital, which he described as an exemplary model on how to develop infrastructure and expand beyond the frame of old cities.
Pakistan is currently considering expansions in its densely populated large cities, he said.
Dahroug previewed during the meeting efforts by the envoy in 2020 to bolster cooperation between Egypt and Pakistan at all levels, but mainly building an Al-Azhar institute in the country and the continued coordination between both countries in enhancing cooperation to build middle-class social housing and develope infrastructure in Pakistani cities and islands.
The Egyptian ambassador also shed light on strengthening trade cooperation between the two countries, which call for the upgrade of relevant institutional mechanisms and the development of bilateral scientific and cultural cooperation.