Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in the meeting on Sunday (photo: Egyptian Presidency)
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has ordered the promotion of the automotive industry in Egypt in a comprehensive way to go beyond the assembling process.
The president gave the instructions on Sunday at a meeting with his aide for national projects, Sherif Ismail, Minister of the Public Business Sector Hesham Tawfiq, Trade Minister Niveen Gamea, and Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed Ahmed Morsy.
Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said the meeting reviewed the national strategy for supporting the automotive industry locally.
The president instructed the attendees to increase the percentage of local components, including feeding industries, and to depend on clean energy through producing vehicles operating on natural gas and electricity.