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CAIRO - 23 October 2018: Deputy Minister of Agriculture Mona Mehrez had talks on Tuesday with Uruguayan Ambassador in Cairo Enrique Ribeiro on means of beefing up cooperation in the agricultural and livestock domains.
They discussed boosting exports between the two sides to benefit from signed free trade agreements.
Uruguay seeks to export meat to Egypt while the latter seeks to open markets in Uruguay for its crops of citrus and grapes.
Mehrez agreed with the diplomat to hold another meeting next month to review the issues due to be raised during a visit by an Uruguayan business team in December.
She said that the ministry is preparing for a meeting between Egyptian and Uruguayan companies to review Egypt's exportation of fruits and vegetables to the Latin American country's markets.
She added that the Uruguayan diplomat will convene with representatives of Egyptian companies importing from Uruguay.