Cairo – Mubasher: A meeting of experts from the joint Egyptian-Iraqi High Committee was held on Wednesday in Baghdad, according to an official press release.
The meeting was chaired by Tariq El-Shaarawi, Adviser to the Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation and Supervisor of the Arab and African Cooperation Sector, with Walid Habib Al Helou, Undersecretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Trade.
On Friday, a meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Rania El-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, and Alaa Al-Jabouri, Minister of Trade, which will be followed by a meeting by the prime ministers of the two countries on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the following ministries and agencies: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Industry, Transport, Agriculture, Health, Housing, Petroleum, Electricity, Solidarity, Communications, the Central Bank of Egypt, Justice, Finance, Civil Aviation, Manpower, Planning, Military Production, Higher Education, Enterprises Development Agency, Consumer Protection Agency, General Authority for Investment, Industrial Development Authority, Federation of Egyptian Industries, Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, Egyptian Federation of Investors Associations, and Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors.
The meeting witnessed the conclusion of the final drafts of documents, which are now ready for signature on Saturday during the Supreme Committee headed by the prime ministers.
The participants were divided into five sub-committees: the Foreign Affairs and Political Coordination Committee, the Commercial, Investment and Financial Affairs Committee, the Consular and Judicial Affairs, Security and Human Resources Committee, the Technical, Production and Energy Affairs Committee, as well as the Legal Review and Drafting Committee for Agreements.
Through enhancing economic diplomacy between the two countries, the joint committee will encourage investments between the countries, particularly in industry, agriculture, energy, tourism and construction.