State Minister for Military Production Mohamed el-Assar discussed with the newly-appointed German ambassador to Cairo issues of mutual cooperation between the two countries - Press photo
CAIRO – 16 September 2019: State Minister for Military Production Mohamed el-Assar discussed with the newly-appointed German ambassador to Cairo issues of mutual cooperation between the two countries, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
The credentials of ten newly-appointed ambassadors to Egypt were earlier received on Monday by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, including that of German ambassador Cyrill Nunn.
The minister, during the meeting, affirmed the need to enhance the strategic partnership in all fields between the two sides.
The meeting discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields, including the production of security gates and baggage inspection systems, besides cooperation in trash recycling, building and construction, and equipping fire engines, rescue vehicles and ambulances.
For his part, the German ambassador praised the expertise and capabilities of Egyptian military production companies, expressing his happiness of the fruitful cooperation and mutual trust. He also praised the important role played by the ministry in supporting the Egyptian state's development plan.
Nunn also hailed the state of stability Egypt currently witnesses as a result of the efforts exerted by the state to combat terrorism and improve the security situation.
He stressed that the relations between the two sides are witnessing a positive development and a desire to establish industrial partnerships in various fields, especially in light of the Egyptian state's keenness to provide a supportive climate for investment, attract further investments from international companies.
President Sisi received on Monday the credentials of ten newly-appointed ambassadors to Egypt, presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi said in a statement.
The president welcomed the new diplomats, wishing them success in their diplomatic mission in Cairo.
He reiterated Egypt's keenness on boosting cooperation with their countries in all domains, the statement added.
The new ambassadors represent Ukraine, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, China, Germany, Estonia, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece and Singapore.
In the same context, a new chairman of the State Council Counselor Mohamed Hossam al-Din and Prosecutor General Hamada el Sayyed Mohamed Abdel Fattah also swore before the president. The president convened with them following the oath-taking ceremony.
During their meeting, Sisi underlined the importance of continued work to ensure people's rights and freedoms under the constitution, Radi also said.
According to the spokesperson, the president bestowed the Order of the Republic of the First Class on former State Council chairman Ahmed Abdel Aziz Ibrahim and former prosecutor general Nabil Ahmed Tawfiq Sadiq, expressing appreciation of their strenuous efforts in serving the nation during their term in office.