The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Dr Alya’a Samir Borhan, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, today, in Port-Louis.
In a statement, Dr Borhan underlined that the meeting was cordial and fruitful and discussions focused on the longstanding relationship between the two countries. Both countries, she emphasised, intend to further strengthen collaboration in areas of mutual interest.
The Ambassador also dwelt on several Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) that need to be signed between the two sides. The MoU cover the following: diplomatic passports, cooperation, maritime transportation and the agricultural marketing board. For her, the holding of a joint committee is imperative for both parties to proceed with the signature of pending agreements.
She also underpinned the need for technical expertise from Egypt in terms of infrastructure, buildings of bridges, highways and others in a view to enhance the landscape of Mauritius. The exchange of candidatures between both countries as regards the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), maritime organisations and other important fora, were further discussed.
Egypt, stated Dr Borhan, will soon assume chairmanship of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). In this context, discussions focused on Egypt’s priorities vis-à-vis the COMESA, about meetings and the Summit for COMESA’s Heads of States as well as the importance of increasing bilateral trade, she added.