Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar - Press Photo
CAIRO – 17 October 2017: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry signed three memoranda of understanding in the fields of youth and sports, consumer protection, and cooperation between the Middle East News Agency and Slovenian News Agency as part of his visit to Slovenia on Tuesday.
During the meeting, Shoukry expressed Egypt's great appreciation for the Egyptian-Slovenian relations and its pride that Cairo is the center of Slovenian diplomatic representation in Africa and Arab region. Shoukry also discussed ways to build more relations after the first presidential visit of the Slovenian President to Egypt in December 2016, the foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said.
During the meeting, they discussed the program of water resources management in the Nile Basin and the Slovenians’ understanding of Egypt's concerns regarding the rules of international law governing the management of international rivers, Abu Zeid added.
Shoukry reviewed the huge opportunities available for Slovenian investment, especially in the major national projects such as the development project of the Suez Canal. The development project of the Suez Canal aims to increase the volume of Slovenian investments in Egypt, which have now amounted to $77 million.
Prime Minister Miro Cerar expressed his great appreciation for Egypt and its influential position in the Middle East. Cerar also expressed that he is looking forward to boosting the relations between the two countries in the coming period, especially by strengthening their cooperation frameworks in various fields.
Abu Zeid concluded that the foreign ministry was also keen on reviewing Egypt's assessment of the situation in Libya, Syria and Iraq; and the efforts exerted by Egypt in finding political solutions for the crises in those countries.
Moreover, the Slovenian foreign minister invited Shoukry to participate in the annual Bled Strategic Forum, which is held annually in Slovenia where politicians and foreign ministers from a large number of countries attend to discuss the current international challenges.