CAIRO: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák arrived in Cairo Friday in a two-day to Egypt to discuss regional matters and bilateral relations, Youm7 reported.
Lajčák is scheduled to meet with his Egyptian counterpart along with senior Egyptian officials and businessmen to discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations in agriculture, industry and tourism fields.
The visit is the first of its kind since Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi took power in June 2014. However, former Slovak President and candidate for Secretary-General of the United Nations, Danilo Türk visited Egypt last week and met with Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
The volume of bilateral trade amounted to $76 million in 2008, and the approximate value of the trade volume between Egypt and Slovenia in the first half of 2009 amounted to $43 million dollars for the increase of exports of Slovenia to Egypt.