President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received, on Monday, the current CEO of Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, in the presence of Prime Minister Mostafa Madoubly and Minister of Transportation Kamel El Wazir, according to Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady.
Rady said that the meeting dealt with “joint cooperation with the French company Alstom in the public transport sector.”
In this context, Sisi stressed Egypt’s steadfast tendency to develop constructive cooperation with Alstom and other French companies, within the framework of the distinguished bilateral relations between Egypt and France, and the great experiences of French companies in all fields in light of the comprehensive development process in Egypt and the accompanying development in all aspects of the infrastructure.
He also asked to increase the rates of localization of industry and technology in the framework of any current or future activity with the French company Alstom, with the establishment of centers for training Egyptian experts in parallel to benefit from foreign experience in transferring knowledge.
For his part, Lafarge affirmed Alstom’s intention to expand its activities and increase the number of its employees in Egypt, especially in light of the huge and promising investment opportunities provided by the public transport sector in Egypt.
In another meeting held today, Monday, Sisi followed up on “The executive position of the projects of the Ministry of Transport, especially with regard to the port system and maritime transport services.”
“Sisi urged El Wazir to develop the maritime transport services system, including the maritime transport fleet, and ports on the Red and Mediterranean seas,” the spokesman manifested,