Egypt's Sisi, Czech FM discuss investment, localizing industry, illegal immigration



Sun, 01 Aug 2021 - 05:04 GMT


Sun, 01 Aug 2021 - 05:04 GMT

CAIRO – 1 August 2021: President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek on Sunday, where they expressed great interest in developing cooperation and localizing industry.

Sisi said Egypt is keen on furthering ties with the Czech Republic within the framework of the Visegrád Group, given that it includes friendly states similar in thought and ideology especially in terms of combating illegal immigration and capacity building, according to a statement by presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Kulhánek said Czech wants to push relations forward with Egypt, being a fundamental pillar for stability in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, as the two discussed Egypt’s efforts against illegal immigration and terrorism.

The minister said his country is interested in maximizing investments in light of the positive developments in the Egyptian economy and the huge investment opportunities offered in the major national projects, especially in the Suez Canal economic zone.

They also discussed localizing industry in Egypt and technology transfer.

Earlier, Kulhánek and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry attended the Egyptian-Czech Business Forum Sunday to discuss means to support investment in the two countries.

Kulhánek praised Egypt’s health measures to protect its visitors, as well as vaccinating all those who work in the tourism industry against the novel coronavirus. He said this has encouraged tourists from Czech to come to Egypt, adding that Egypt does not need to impose restrictions on tourists, but rather apply measures that help them.

Egypt conducts medical tests on tourists upon their arrival and it consults with the Czech Republic in this regard, the minister continued.

For his part, Shoukry said Egypt plans to vaccinate some 80 million Egyptians.





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