CAIRO: The first Egypt-Tanzania business forum will kick off Tuesday in Dar es Salaam with the participation of more than 150 business professionals from the two countries, Youm7 reported.
Attendees will discuss ways to enhance economic cooperation and the possibility of implementing joint projects that serve trade exchange, Khaled Abu el Makarem, Chairman of the Chemical and Fertilizers Export Council was quoted by Youm7.
The forum aims to promote the chemical and construction material products of 51 Egyptian companies ahead of the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair scheduled for May 25-29, according to Abu el Makarem.
Following the 2011 uprising, Egypt has been keen to restore its trade ties with African states after years of inactivity throughout former President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.
For the purpose of facilitating trade with African countries, Egypt launched a tripartite Free Trade Area agreement in June 2015 among the main three economic blocs in Africa; the Common Market for East and Southern Africa, known as (COMESA), the Organization of Southern Africa development (SADC), and the East African community countries.