A lot of room for the intensification of Serbia-Egypt cooperation

11. Jan 2022.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic received today a farewell call from the Ambassador of Egypt, Amr Aljowaily.

Minister Selakovic said that Serbia and Egypt were bound by a century-long friendship and that the cooperation achieved by the former Yugoslavia and Egypt, as founders and pillars of the Non-Aligned Movement, was deeply etched in the memory of our people.

In that sense, Selakovic also said that he was greatly pleased that he had the opportunity to receive the Egyptian delegation recently, during the marking of the 60th anniversary of the first conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Belgrade.

Selakovic said that Serbia was interested in exchanging visits at the high and top levels, emphasizing that the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry had an open invitation for a visit to Serbia, and that we would be greatly pleased to welcome President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Belgrade this year. 

Selakovic noted that Serbia and Egypt had a great potential for the intensification of economic cooperation, and that organizing a meeting of the Joint Committee for Economic Cooperation would make a contribution to this end.

Minister Selakovic expressed satisfaction with the dynamic economic development of Egypt, and informed his interlocutor about the indicators according to which Serbia was among the fastest growing European economies.

Selakovic stated that the economic relations could be promoted in numerous areas, such as agriculture, tourism, health care, telecommunications, construction, machine industry, mining and scientific research projects.

The Head of Serbian diplomacy thanked Ambassador Aljowaily for everything he had done for Serbian-Egyptian relations, wishing him every success in his further career.