CAIRO: Accompanied by more than 40 leading British companies, the U.K. Minister of the Middle East and North Africa Tobias Ellwood are scheduled to arrive in Cairo Tuesday to discuss investment projects with the Egyptian government, according a statement issued Monday evening by the British Foreign Office.
“This significant trade mission underlines Britain’s commitment to helping the Egyptian people build a successful future for their country – and Egypt that is more secure, more democratic, and more inclusive. Key to this future is a dynamic economy that creates jobs and opportunities for all,” said Ellwood in the statement.
The delegation members are from leading companies in fields of energy, construction, and retail sectors, the statement clarified.
He highlighted his country to support Egypt economically and socially, noting “in the last fiscal year, British investment inflows totaled over $5 billion, more than investment from all other countries put together.
British ambassador to Cairo John Casson said on his Twitter account Monday evening that the embassy is “preparing for this week’s trade visit – the biggest UK mission to Egypt in the last 15 years.”
The delegation’s visit came amid the preparation Egypt is taking for the Economic Summit that is due to be held from between March 13- 15.
On Dec. 13, another U.K. delegation met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, tackling different economic and trade issues.