On Mondy, December 5, Ali el-Moselhi, Minister of Supply and Home Trade joined Ahmed Samir, Minister of Trade and Industry, and opened the 7th International Exhibition for Food & Beverages (Food Africa 2022).
Before that, both ministers attended the International Exhibition for Processing & Packaging in the Middle East and Africa, and Dates Africa.
During his speech in Food Africa 2022, the minister of supply highlighted the significant role of the likes of such exhibitions in developing food industries.
The minister stressed the importance of Egypt’s presence in local and African markets with affordable products of high quality, in addition to developing all agricultural, industrial, and commercial entities and sectors to achieve sustainable development.
Moselhi added that over 700 companies displayed their products at Food Africa’s three pavilions, which shows the sincere collaboration and harmony between the Agricultural Export Council, the Food Export Council, and the Chamber of Food Industries.
For his part, the minister of trade applauded Food Africa as one of the biggest, most influential events of its kind in Africa.
Samir explained by adding that it serves as a chance to initiate numerous business connections, explore new markets, and more importantly sign contracts and agreements with potential buyers.
The minister of trade concluded that Food Africa and Dates Africa are Egypt’s first steps towards accessing world markets and expanding intra-African trade, indicating that holding the exhibition for the seventh year in a row reflects the interest of Egyptian and international companies in the African market, which is top priority for the government’s strategy to promote foreign trade to reach $100 bn annually.