Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Irish Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen during his visit to Dublin and discussed means of enhancing economic and trade relations.
Shoukry reviewed the promising opportunities offered by the Egyptian market to Irish companies, especially in light of the comprehensive economic reform program implemented by the Egyptian government, as well as the national mega projects that are being inaugurated.
Breen stressed his country’s keenness to enhance economic and trade cooperation with Egypt, referring to his recent visit at the head of a delegation of Irish investment and business enterprises to Egypt in December 2018. He added that he is forming a trade mission to send to Egypt soon to explore the investment opportunities.
During the visit, Shoukry held a dialogue session with members of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), which dealt with the most important developments in the Middle East region as well as the Egyptian vision on all regional crises, including the Syrian crisis and the situations in Libya and Yemen.
Shoukry stressed Egypt’s firm position to preserve the unity of Arab countries and to push for political solutions.
He also stressed Egypt’s continuing efforts to counter terrorism.
Shoukry stressed the importance of the Palestinian cause to the Arab peoples and reiterated Egypt’s support to reaching a comprehensive and just peace between Palestinians and Israelis based on the two-state solution.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm