About Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Ukraine and Egypt
8th meeting of the Intergovernmental Joint Commission on Economic and Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Ukraine and Egypt was held in Cairo.
Source: Ministry of Economy of Ukraine
On December 16, 2021, the 8th meeting of the Intergovernmental Joint Commission on Economic and Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Ukraine and Egypt was held in Cairo chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko and Minister of International Cooperation of Egypt Rania Al-Mashat.
Relations between Ukraine and Egypt have a long and successful history, and holding a joint meeting of the Commission was a natural continuation of the intensification of the Ukrainian-Egyptian dialogue at the highest level. Our countries have great potential for stepping up trade and economic cooperation. In this context, the issue of the possibility of concluding a preferential trade agreement between Ukraine and Egypt is being consideredYulia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine
Ukraine is interested in the presence on the Egyptian market not only of agricultural products. The readiness to diversify supplies by increasing the export of value-added products (food and processing industry) was underlined.
Apart from that, Ukraine attaches great importance to cooperation with Egypt in the field of phytosanitary protection and is interested in increasing trade in plant and animal products, which will be determined by the responsible authorities of Egypt. The parties also dwelled on the importance of implementing joint projects by companies from both countries.
During the meeting, the sides outlined areas of cooperation of mutual interest, including agriculture, energy, industry, transport infrastructure and logistics, construction, space technology, information technology, tourism, health, cooperation in youth and sports, etc.
Following the results of the 8th meeting of the Intergovernmental Joint Commission on Economic and Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Ukraine and Egypt, a Protocol was signed.
Within the course of the meeting, the signing ceremony of the Agreement on Cooperation in Standardization between the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Research and Training Center for Standardization, Certification and Quality” and the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality, as well as the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Space Agency of Ukraine and the Egyptian Space Agency for cooperation in space and the peaceful uses of outer space.
On the sidelines of the Commission, the Ukrainian-Egyptian Business Forum was also held under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce.