Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar announced that an Egyptian-Angolan working team to outline bilateral cooperation mechanisms and begin the implementation of joint economic, industrial and investment projects as soon as possible.
The minister’s statements came during a meeting with Angolan Trade Minister Jofre Van-Dúnem Júnior to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the presence of Angolan Ambassador to Egypt Antonio de Costa.
Nassar said the Egyptian government’s future plan focuses on achieving economic integration and partnership with African countries.
He said the intensive presence of African trade ministers at the seventh meeting on the Continental Free Trade Area ( CFTA) reflected the interest of African states in CFTA and the liberalization of inter-African trade exchange to achieve the joint interests of the continent.
Minister Nassar expressed his ministry’s keenness on supporting industrial development in Africa through the implementation of industrial projects in African states.
For his part, the Angolan minister expressed his country’s keenness on boosting economic cooperation with Egypt, referring to the possibility of establishing joint Egyptian-Angolan projects in the logistic centers domain to boost trade movement between Egypt and African countries.