Mercedes-Benz A-class cars are displayed in a dealership of German car manufacturer Daimler in Paris, July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
STUTTGART, Germany - 24 June 2019: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli on Monday witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Egyptian government and German automaker Mercedes-Benz to boost bilateral cooperation in auto industry.
The deal is meant to establish an engineering hub for Mercedes-Benz in the Suez Canal area for assembling and manufacturing of automobiles, the premier said.
This comes as part of the state's strategy to support the intelligent transportation system and electricity-powered means of public transport, the premier added.
He noted that the agreement represents a quantum leap in Egypt's auto industry, asserting that Mercedes-Benz hub will not just serve Egypt, bu also the whole region.
Madbouli is currently on a visit to Germany to take part in the 22nd session of the Arab-German economic forum. He is accompanied by a high-level delegation grouping the ministers of international cooperation, electricity, petroleum, communications, trade and industry in addition to a number of businessmen.