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UK trade envoy arrives in Egypt for new ties in future-focused sectors

UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson arrived in Egypt with representatives from over 100 leading British companies in future-focused sectors to build new ties between the UK and Egypt while exploring new trade and partnership opportunities, a statement by the UK Embassy in Egypt said Sunday.

In an official press release, the British Embassy said Donaldson will be accompanied during his five day visit by a delegation of British companies operating in the sectors of finance, technology, education and health.

This is the eighth visit for the British trade envoy in two years to further trade and investment links between the UK and Egypt, according to the statement.

During the five-day visit, Donaldson is set to meet with Egypt’s Minister of Finance Mohamed Maeet, Minister of Public Enterprise Hisham Tawfik, Minister of Health Hala Zayed, Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform Hala El-Saeed, as well as Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla and Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker.

“We kicked off 2018 with the largest British delegation in Egypt in two decades, and my visit this week is building on that momentum and laying the groundwork for further cooperation in future-focused and job-creating sectors,” Donaldson said.

Newly appointed British Ambassador to Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams said his appointment is an exciting time to have returned to Egypt, that “it is wonderful to be back here and reconnect with people and places that hold a special place in my heart.”

“The talent and potential of the Egyptian people are still at the centre of this country, and the UK as Egypt’s top economic partner knows how important it is to invest in this talent and support Egypt’s success,” Adams said in the statement.

Source: Ahram Online

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