Egypt, Congo discuss boosting industrial coop.

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Thu, 16 Jan 2020 - 12:24 GMT

FILE - Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea

FILE - Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea

CAIRO - 16 January 2020: Trade Minister Neveen Gamea held an expanded meeting with her visiting Congolese counterpart Julien Paluku Kahongya on ways of boosting industrial cooperation.

The meeting took up the potential of transmitting the advanced know-how of the Egyptian industry to the Congolese one, especially with regard to the establishment of industrial and economic zones, said minister Gamea in a statement issued on Thursday.

She affirmed the eagerness of the Trade Ministry to offer training programs for the Congolese cadres to address the shortage of the competent technical laborers in the central African country.

The Congolese minister, meanwhile, asserted the keenness of his country to maintain economic cooperation relations with Egypt in various spheres.

Minister Kahongya added that his current visit to Egypt, accompanied by a high level government delegation, aims to discuss activating cooperation in the fields of manufacturing and communication.

The Congolese official pointed out to the major agricultural potentials of his country that owns some 80 million feddans of arable land and imports agricultural crops worth dollars 1.5 billion annually.

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