Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 12:12 GMT
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CAIRO – 13 July 2021: Trade exchange between Egypt and South Sudan amounted to about $707,000 in 2020, according to Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea.
Gamea added in a statement, Tuesday, that the most important items of trade exchange between the two countries include vegetables, fruits, sugar, glass and cotton, stressing that there are great opportunities for Egyptian exports to enter the markets of South Sudan and meet its needs of Egyptian products.
Nevine Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, and Ali Al-Mesalhy, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, left Cairo for Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to inaugurate the activities of the "Made in Egypt" exhibition, which is supervised by the Egyptian General Authority for Exhibitions and Conferences, in the presence of a number of South Sudanese government ministers, and Mohamed Abdel Wahab, CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, and Mohamed Kadah, Egypt's ambassador to South Sudan.
She explained that the exhibition is held on an area of 1,800 square meters and includes many promising productive sectors, which include food industries, household appliances, ready-made clothes, medical supplies, mills sector, flour products, services and logistics sector.
It also includes a pavilion for the Medium, Small and Micro Enterprise Development Agency, which includes handicraft products for 9 exhibitors, including clothing products, leather, furniture, antiques made of copper and seashells and other sectors needed by the sisterly market of South Sudan.
The minister affirmed that the Egyptian government is keen to enhance joint economic, trade and investment cooperation with the Nile Basin countries, in order to benefit from the great economic potentials of these countries in a way that enhances their sustainable development goals and achieves the common interest of the Egyptian economy and its economies alike.