Islamabad: Pakistan is seeking to strengthen connections with Egypt in areas of common interest, notably in economics and trade, as well as politics and defence, in order to increase its engagement with the African continent.

Ambassador Sajid Bilal, Pakistan’s ambassador to Egypt, presented these thoughts during a conference in Cairo titled “Pakistan’s Engagement with Africa – the Continent of the Future.”

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The ‘Pakistan-Egypt Friendship Day’ event, hosted by the Pakistan Embassy in Cairo, featured speakers from the Egyptian government, the Egyptian Federation of Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC), the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Cairo, as well as the think-tank community.

The event was attended by a cross-section of Egyptian society, including representatives from the government, think tanks, academics, media, businesspeople, civil society, and diplomats. As part of the government’s Engage Africa programme, Ambassador Bilal highlighted the progress made in improving Pakistan’s bilateral relations with Egypt.

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In the presentation, the embassy’s trade and investment attaché highlighted Pakistan’s trade and investment potential, as well as the current government’s business-friendly policies and reforms. The speakers discussed their opinions on policy and bilateral relations between Pakistan and Egypt, with an emphasis on the possible win-win trade and investment prospects.

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