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Egypt, Romania PMs chair expanded session of talks to probe boosting bilateral ties

Saturday، 04 February 2023 - 05:39 PM

Egypt's Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and his Romania counterpart Nicolae Ciuca presided over an expanded session of talks on Saturday to discuss proposals pertaining to promoting bilateral cooperation in the various spheres.

At the beginning of the talks, which were attended by a host of Egyptian and Romanian officials, Madbouli welcomed his Romanian counterpart and his accompanying delegation.

Egypt appreciates the first visit of a Romanian prime minister in two decades, Madbouli said, pointing out to the mutual visits at the presidential level.

He further referred to the diplomatic ties, which played a crucial role in further boosting bilateral ties.

Madbouli, meanwhile, pointed out to the importance of the visit and its timing, saying that the visit represents a perfect opportunity to continue discussions which were held by the leaders during their previous meetings.

The visit also represents a good opportunity to follow up on the file of bilateral ties and build on the robust momentum of ties, especially in the spheres of investment and trade, added Madbouli.

Madbouli, meanwhile, said the Egyptian government is appreciating a move by Romania to receive Egyptian students, who were forced to leave Ukraine during the Russian-Ukrainian military operation and help them return home.

The current visit of the Romanian prime minister will witness the signing of several memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and agreements, added Madbouli.

Also, an economic business forum is scheduled to be held on Sunday, he said. 

Madbouli further pointed out to the importance of Romania on the map of Egyptian imports.

Romania is considered one of the most important countries which supply wheat to Egypt, he said.

"We have discussed with Romania the possibility of supplying larger quantities to the Egyptian market," Madbouli said.

Discussions also dwelt on ways of promoting Egypt's exports to Romania in the spheres of petrochemicals and fertilizers, he went on to say.

The two sides also discussed the possibility of benefiting from Romania's location as a starting point for exporting Egyptian products to the markets of Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries.


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