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Egypt, Serbia Discuss Enhancing Cooperation in Agricultural Sector

Tue 07 Feb 2023 | 12:15 PM
Ahmed Emam

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli met on Monday with former Serbian president Boris Tadić and his accompanying delegation to discuss the best ways to improve their cooperation.

During their meeting, Madbouli and Tadić pledged to further bolster bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields, especially the agricultural sector.

They also talked about the effects of successive global developments, most notably the coronavirus pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine crisis, on economic conditions and the supply of food commodities to various countries of the world, according to a statement released by the Cabinet media center.

Moreover, they discussed the possibility of Serbia providing more quantities of wheat supplied to the Egyptian market amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the consequent global challenges.

The prime minister indicated that Egypt-Serbia economic relations are improving significantly, adding that Cairo is looking forward to more collective action to increase cooperation relations with Belgrade in a number of fields, including agriculture.

In turn, the former Serbian president stressed his aspiration to promote cooperation with Egypt in the agricultural field through a proposal to establish a joint company to invest in this sector.

The proposal targets long-term Egyptian investment in the production of grains, especially wheat, corn, and sunflower; given that the Balkan region is one of the largest exporters of those products, the statement noted.

The relationship between Egypt and Serbia has experienced significant growth in recent years, characterized by the rapid development of economic, trade, and cultural ties.