UAE seeks to boost trade ties with Egypt

Cairo: Mohammad Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, yesterday received Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs. The meeting was attended from the Egyptian side by Rashid Mohammad Rashid, minister of trade and industry and from the UAE side, by Mohammad Bin Dha’en Al Hamili, Minister of Energy and Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy. Shaikh Mansour conveyed to the Egyptian President greetings from President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his best wishes for the progress and prosperity of the Egyptian people. During the talks, Shaikh Mansour reiterated UAE’ s keenness in strengthening bilateral ties with Egypt, especially in the fields of economy, investment, tourism and culture. The two also discussed the bilateral relations between the UAE and Egypt and ways to enhance them. Shaikh Mansour also met Ahmad Nazif, the Prime Minister of Egypt. The two discussed bilateral relations and cooperation on the investment and trade levels, as well as encouraging the private sector to set up investment projects, in the interest of the two countries. Shaikh Mansour and the accompanying delegation arrived in Egypt yesterday morning and was received by Rashid Mohammad Rashid and the UAE’ s ambassador in Cairo. Source :WAM