Soha Gendi: We Are keen on Cooperating with EU

Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs, Soha Gendi asserted on Wednesday, Jan. 18 the ministry’s keenness to cooperate with the EU in various files related to emigration.

Gendi’s remarks came during talks with EU Ambassador to Egypt Christian Berger and head of coordination of the EU delegation Sophie Vanhaeverbeke that aimed at boosting ways of cooperation and exchanging experiences in several fields, with special focus on emigration file, according to a statement by the ministry on Wednesday.

During the talks, Gendi commended deep-rooted and profound relations binding Egypt and the EU on all fronts, given Egypt is hosting communities from several European countries, it said.

She hailed the active participation of the EU in the climate change summit in Sharm El Sheikh last November.

In turn, Berger commended Egypt’s greater success in organizing the climate gathering in Sharm El Sheikh and its recommendations.


Egypt, EU discuss launching joint business forum

In line with an official statement that was issued on Sunday, December 11, the EU Ambassador in Cairo, Christian Berger met with Ahmed Samir, Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, and talked over the prospect of forming a business collaboration that aims to enhance the African exportation and encourage more European investments in the Egyptian market.

During the meeting, they discussed the outcomes of the possible business forum, which is expected to build a strong link between Egyptian and European businessmen, with participation from commercial chambers, and business federations on both ends.

Additionally, Samir and Berger both consented to strengthen the mutual economic and political connections within the near future, as a motivation for European companies to involve more investments in the Egyptian market, and take advantage of the incentives that the Egyptian government provides in order to promote investments from international countries.

The Egyptian Minister of Trade indicated that the forum will display a series of great investment opportunities fueled by Egypt’s outstanding business environment.