Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stressed on Monday that Egypt and the UK have longstanding strategic relations, during a business-focused forum held in Cairo.
Madbouly pointed out that Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed in January on the sidelines of the UK-Africa investment summit to intensify the two countries' economic partnership, and to support Egypt in developing a sustainable economy for the benefit of the coming generations.
This came in Madbouly's address before the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce (EBCC) during the virtual inaugural session of a conference under the title "Egypt Week: Way towards sustainable economic growth".
In his speech, Madbouly thanked the EBCC and the British Egyptian Business Association for the efforts exerted to organize the event which aims to boost partnerships and cooperation between Egyptian and British companies.
Madbouly said that they discussed cooperation between Egypt and the UK in the field of education, in addition to the needed reforms to boost the private sector in Egypt, and promote economic growth.
The African continent became one of the most important destinations for international companies and international financial institutions, Madbouly added.
He also asserted Egypt's keenness on building strong partnerships with the UK.