Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 10:30 GMT
CAIRO – 30 November 2020: Egypt has strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attack by suspected Boko Harram fighters on rice fields near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, Saturday.
The attack left more than 100 farmworkers dead and injured.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry offered in an official statement its sincere condolences to the Nigerian government and people as well as the victims' families, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded.
Cairo reaffirmed its full support for Nigeria to combat terrorism, extremism and violence regionally and internationally.
Egypt and Nigeria have a strong relation in various fields. Last week, spokesperson of the Ministry of Petroleum, Mining, and Mineral Resources stated that Minister Tarek al-Molla and his Nigerian counterpart agreed in a phone call on exchanging information on mineral extraction.
In a similar context, the spokesperson added that the ministry had invited tenders for a gold mining opportunity in Egypt, and that it currently examines 11 offers by local and international companies.
The spokesperson pointed out that the ministry also carries out studies to introduce the infrastructure and facilities necessary for gas-powered vehicles being promoted in Egypt, particularly new cities including the New Administrative Capital (NAC). Also, there are studies conducted on the possibility of introducing gas pumps in fuel stations.
It is noted that transforming fuel-powered vehicles into gas-powered vehicles has been an option in Egypt.