Egypt’s prime minister in Equatorial Guinea for two-day visit
Ahram Online, , Monday 20 Jul 2015
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab's visit includes giving a speech at an Ebola conference and stopping at the Arab Contractors Company branch

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab arrived on Monday in Equatorial Guinea for a two-day visit with a packed schedule.

Mahlab’s itinerary includes giving a speech at the first international conference on Africa’s fight against Ebola, titled 'Africa helping Africans in the Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction'.

The prime minister’s speech will highlight Egypt’s efforts to aid other African countries in combating Ebola, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Egypt remained Ebola-free when an outbreak of the deadly virus last year hit at least seven of its fellow African countries, killing thousands.

The premier will also attend the opening of the new headquarters of the Egyptian Embassy in Malibu, and will meet with Egyptian nationals to discuss Egypt’s current political situation.

Mahlab is also scheduled to visit the headquarters of the Arab Contractors Company, Egypt’s leading construction firm, to check on their latest projects across Equatorial Guinea.

In 2014, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported that the Arab Contractors’ business portfolio was worth around $2.7 billion in 18 African countries, with $1.7 billion in Equatorial Guinea alone.

The company’s projects in Equatorial Guinea include infrastructure, building road networks and housing units.

Mahlab will leave Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, heading to Italy for an official visit.