Egypt’s Ambassador in Belgrade discusses with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister cooperation in the fields of trade, tourism and communications

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The Ambassador of Egypt in Belgrade, Amr Aljowaily, met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Communications of the Republic of Serbia, Rasim Ljajić to discuss enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the three fields, both through activating the bilateral governmental mechanisms such as the Joint Economic Committee, or commercial offices including non-resident; or through relevant business forums, in particular the designation of members of the Joint Business Council, as well as the establishment of sectoral business councils.

Ambassador Amr Aljowaily said that the meeting dealt with enhancing cooperation in the field of tourism, including potential invitation to Egypt as a partner and guest of honor in the major tourism exhibitions held by Serbia. “We also discussed how to feature Egypt’s pioneering experience in floating hotels and river cruises by receiving a high-level government delegation to discuss joint projects that can be developed on the Danube in Serbia and neighboring countries”, said Aljowaily. “The meeting also discussed the importance of related cooperation in the field of civil aviation, including the study of the resumption of direct flights between the two capitals, which are hubs in their geographical region”, he added.

The Ambassador of Egypt to Serbia said that the meeting also dealt with the enhancement of cooperation in the field of communications and information technology, revealing that that there are current bilateral coordination regarding a memorandum of understanding in the field of communication and information technology between the two sectoral ministries. Aljowaily invited Serbia to participate in the Cairo ICT Conference and Exhibition, to be held from November 25 to 28, 2018.

Ambassador Aljowaily briefed the Deputy Prime Minister on the results of the Egyptian Economic Caravan, which recently toured four cities throughout Serbia. The Serbian Deputy Prime Minister, while praising the initiative for organizing the visit, expressed his hope to develop the trade regime between Egypt and Serbia in a way that achieves positive and quick positive results for a number of priority sectors. He highlighted that this is the beginning for even more additional steps to facilitate trade between the two countries on a wider scale at a later stage. For his part, Aljowaily highlighted the importance of facilitating the issuance of visas to Egyptians, which would help in the mobility of businessmen and tourists wishing to expand bilateral economic and trade relations.

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