Egypt, Brazil's FAMBRAS delegation discuss cooperation

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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 - 12:58 GMT

Egypt's Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil attends an agreement signing ceremony at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt October 5, 2016 - REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt's Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil attends an agreement signing ceremony at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt October 5, 2016 - REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO - 25 April 2018: Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Kabil discussed with a delegation of the Federation of Muslims Associations in Brazil (FAMBRAS) boosting economic activities undertook by the federation in Islamic countries.

This came at their meeting on Wednesday, that was attended by Chairman of the General Organization for Export and Import Control Ismail Jaber.

In a statement, Kabil said that the meeting took up projects carried out by the federation, particularly in the field of spreading the Halal system of meat and poultry products inside Brazil and worldwide.

During the meeting, the delegation expressed keenness on beefing up exports of Brazilian Halal meat products to Egypt as one of the world's largest meat importers.

Egypt is keen on consolidating ties with Brazil, especially in light of the signing of a Free Trade Agreement with the four Mercosur countries, namely Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, Kabil said.

The Egyptian Trade Ministry is ready to offer all facilities to ensure the flow of trade between the two countries, Kabil added.

FAMBRAS has the Brazilian Islamic Center for Halal Foodstuff (CIBAL HALAL), which has been operating in Brazil since 1979, as its operational arm.

The main functions of the company are the provision of services of labor specialized in slaughter, inspection and supervision of halal products, audits and implementation of the halal system.

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