FM Shoukry meets Irish Minister of State for Trade

On February 18, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met with Pat Breen, Ireland’s Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market, and Data Protection. The meeting comes in the framework of Shoukry’s current visit to the Irish capital of Dublin, and addressed means of reinforcing economic and commercial relations between the two countries.

Official MFA Spokesperson Counselor Ahmed Hafez stated that Foreign Ministry Shoukry outlined the promising opportunities the Egyptian market has to offer to Irish companies; especially, in light of the successful implementation of a comprehensive economic reform program by the Egyptian government, in addition to mega-projects being launched in Egypt. In this context, the Foreign Minister stressed the importance of working to increase economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries.

On his part, the Irish Minister of State for Trade stressed his country’s keenness to reinforce economic and commercial cooperation with Egypt. He pointed to his last visit to Egypt at the head of a delegation of Irish investors and business institutions in December, 2018. Breen noted that there are ongoing preparations for a new trade mission to Egypt soon to explore available investment opportunities for Irish companies in various Egyptian economic sectors.

Source: State Information Service Egypt