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Mashat discusses boosting economic cooperation with Yemeni counterpart

Minister of International Cooperation Rania el Mashat met with Yemen’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Waed Bathib on the sidelines of a visit by a high-level Yemeni delegation to Cairo headed by Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik.

 

 

During the meeting, both sides discussed economic cooperation and means of developing bilateral relations across various fields.

Mashat stated that this meeting comes within the framework of the Egyptian government’s efforts to enhance economic relations with Arab countries.

She further affirmed Egypt’s keenness on and readiness to provide support to the Yemeni government, especially in qualifying and training Yemeni cadres across various fields; noting that this comes in light of the strengthened historical relationship between Egypt and Yemen.

The minister emphasized the Egyptian government’s keenness on deepening cooperation and supporting Yemen to overcome any challenges.

Moreover, she elaborated that Egypt has strong relations with several multilateral development partners, including the World Bank Group (WBG), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

This is in addition to the profound ties with bilateral development partners, such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the Korean International Cooperation Agency.

The minister noted that the Ministry of International Cooperation is ready to share knowledge and expertise with brotherly Yemen, to support its efforts in restoring stability and achieving development.

For his part, Bathib said he looks forward to establishing strengthened and enhanced partnerships that boost the hopes of the Yemeni government to push forward development. In addition, he expressed his aspiration to benefit from Egypt’s expertise in the field of development cooperation and relations with development partners.

 

Source: State Information Service Egypt