Greek-Egyptian business gathering discusses cooperation between the two countries – Foreign Affairs – Egypt


Ambassador of Egypt to Greece Ismail Khairat, Secretary General of the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of commerce and development (AHCCD) Rashad Mabger, and President of the Greek community in Cairo Christos Cavallis attended the conference.

Among the prominent attendees were Harris Geronikolas, Chairman of the Board of Directors at AHCCD, George Amiras, Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy of Greece, Giannis Plakiotakis, Minister of Maritime and Island Policy, Sara Al-Gazzar, Dean of College of International Transportation and Logistics at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime transport (AASTMT), Saleh Gallad, publisher of Middle East Economic survey, board member of AHCCD and financial consultant at Consolidated Contractors Company, and Maria Louisa Marinakis, Ambassador, Director General for International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece.

The gathering discussed the scope of the joint mega project of electrical inter-connectivity, the role of the private sector in the project, and the Egyptian and Greek experiences in alternative and sustainable energy.

The discussion included the potential investments in ship building and dry dock maintenance through the recent technological developments in maritime industry, logistics, and port services. It also discussed the issue of food security taking into account the Egyptian and Greek positive strides in the food processing industry, agricultural technology, and fish farming, as well as Greece’s experience with organic food.

Egypt and Greece have maintained strong cultural and historical ties. Recent developments in bilateral ties reflect both countries’ vision in cooperating in managing large projects and other important business ventures, according to Mabgar.

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