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  • Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Minister of International Cooperation H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat: Reviving the Egyptian-Polish Joint Committee for Economic Cooperation After 29 Years

As part of the activities of the first visit of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, to the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Minister of International Cooperation H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat signed an economic cooperation agreement with the Polish side. This took place during the Egyptian-Polish Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation to enhance joint economic relations between both countries. 

Al-Mashat said that the Egyptian-Polish Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation paves the way for more joint cooperation in areas of joint development; the first held after 29 years. This is within the framework of the great development of Egyptian-Polish relations under the leadership of H.E. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, reflecting the strength of bilateral relations between both countries.

The Minister explained that the new economic cooperation agreement signed between Egypt and Poland replaces the economic cooperation agreement signed in 1964 with 12 sessions of the joint committee. The last committee was held in 1993 in Cairo, keeping pace with economic developments. Al-Mashat added that the new agreement consolidates a new phase of relations between both countries, which will be carried out through joint action in different areas of development and economic cooperation.

The Ministry of International Cooperation will work in coordination with the Polish side to hold meetings within the first session of the joint committee under the umbrella of the new agreement. Al-Mashat added that the Government of Egypt is working through the framework of international cooperation and development financing to advance joint economic relations with multilateral and bilateral development partners through economic diplomacy. This includes joint committees which are a major tool in developing relations with different countries.

It is worth mentioning that Egyptian-Polish relations date back to the beginning of the 20th century, and in the past 90 years, the joint relations between both countries have grown significantly, at all levels; witnessing new stages when Poland joined the European Union in 2004. As Egypt and Poland have distinguished economic, trade and investment relations, the reconvening of the economic committee between the two countries opens the door for more opportunities for cooperation and joint coordination.