Egypt, Japan discuss future cooperation
Minister of Planning Ashraf al-Araby - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: Egypt’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf al-Araby discussed Thursday with Japan’s ambassador to Egypt Toshiro Suzuki boosting future bilateral cooperation.

Araby pointed out that the government desired that new projects could be pumped into the Egyptian economy by Japan after hiatus for two years.

The minister expected the two sides to reach agreements for funding new projects in Egypt, such as renovation of Dairut’s barrages, and Cairo Opera House, along with building the Grand Egyptian Museum, and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology.

He also expressed his pleasure that the first phase of the fourth line of Cairo Metro was under design in preparation for its construction, adding that other projects in the field of renewable energy were under discussion.

Araby expressed his appreciation for the Japanese side for its interest in Egypt, which could serve the interests of the two countries.

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