The Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, Ahmed Samir, visited Türkiye, in the first visit of an Egyptian minister of this kind to Ankara in 10 years.

Eng. Ahmed Samir, Minister of Trade and Industry, and in conjunction with the passage of more than 70 years of relations between Egypt and Türkiye.

The Egyptian visit to Türkiye will be from 1 to 3 August, at the invitation of Dr. Ömer Bolat, the Turkish Minister of Trade, as this visit considered the first in ten years.

The two ministers agreed on a roadmap to strengthen bilateral economic relations, by aiming to raise the volume of bilateral trade from $10 billion currently to $15 billion within 5 years, in addition to agreeing to hold a joint committee meeting in the near future to expand the coverage of the existing free trade agreement between the two countries.

In light of the current global trends, the two ministers decided to discuss the possibility of using local currencies in bilateral trade in the coming period.

The two ministers also agreed to hold a meeting within the framework of the high-level trade consultation mechanism during Minister Dr. Ömer Bolat’s visit to Egypt in the coming period at the invitation of his Egyptian counterpart.

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