Germany confirms high-level participation in economic conference
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CAIRO: German ambassador in Egypt Hansjörg Haber announced Tuesday that his country is going to take part in Egypt’s Economic Development Conference scheduled to begin March 13 in Sharm el-Shiekh with a high-level delegation.

He stated the delegation will be led by economic minister Sigmar Gabriel, and that it will include a number of political figures and representatives of a number of companies such as Siemens, ThyssenKrupp, BASF and RWE.

Haber assured that Europe wants Egypt to be stable, and that both economic development and social justice should “walk side by side.”

According to the state information service, Egypt is Germany’s third trade partner in the Arabian area, and Germany  Germany also lists as the country number twelve among the most important investing countries in Egypt.

Sources told Youm7 last February that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is intending to visit Germany next May, however no official announcements have been made.

In January, Sisi meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Davos forum in Switzerland; the two discussed economic relations and bilateral trade between the two countries.

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