FILE: Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy
CAIRO, Feb 5 (MENA) - Local Development Minister Mahmoud Sharawi discussed on Wednesday with Singaporean Ambassador here Dominic Goh ways of boosting cooperation in the domains of solid waste, urban planning, public safety, energy efficiency, digital transformation and management of industrial zones.
Sharawi said relations between the two countries are progressing as Egypt considers Singapore a model of economic and social development.
He reiterated the ministry's keenness on boosting cooperation between the local development center for training in Egypt's Saqqara area and its Singaporean counterparts.
The minister reviewed efforts to develop technological centers and address problems facing local and foreign investors in the governorates.
The Singaporean diplomat said the volume of the current Singaporean investments in Egypt total 500 million dollars while trade between the two countries hit one billion dollars.
Exports and imports between the two countries are mainly centered on agricultural and high-demand products, he said.
He added that relations between the two countries are deeply rooted as Egypt is one of earliest countries that recognized Singapore's independence.
He invited the minister to attend the World Cities Summit in Singapore in July to discuss cities development.