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29 April 2024, 19:21

Prime minister of Belarus arrives in Egypt on official visit

CAIRO, 29 April (BelTA) – Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko has arrived in Egypt on an official visit, BelTA has learned.

His counterpart, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt Mostafa Madbouly greeted Roman Golovchenko upon arrival.

The heads of government walked along a runner rug to a line of honor guard soldiers as part of the official visit procedure. National anthems of Belarus and Egypt were played. After that the prime ministers greeted members of the official delegations.

The prime minister of Belarus had a brief conversation with his Egyptian counterpart at the airport.

Tomorrow the prime minister of Belarus is expected to have a series of meetings with top officials of the Egyptian government, in particular, a one-on-one meeting with the prime minister of Egypt and an expanded-format meeting.

During the two-day stay in Egypt Roman Golovchenko will also visit the International Company for Industries and Projects (an aftersales service center of the Belarusian automobile company MAZ in Egypt) where MAZ vehicles will be examined and a ceremony will take place, during which the director general of the Egyptian company will hand over a new MAZ truck tractor to the transport company Holding Company for Maritime and Land Transport for field trials.

A contract on selling MAZ vehicles is expected to be signed in Cairo in the last days of April by the Belarusian company MAZ and the International Company for Industries and Projects.

The International Company for Industries and Projects was founded in Cairo in 2016. It is an official dealership of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ trademark) in Egypt. Interaction between the companies revolves around purchases of MAZ chassis for the sake of mounting equipment of Egyptian make on them, in particular, tipping bodies, concrete mixers, and water tanks.

BelTA reported earlier that a Belarusian-Egyptian business forum is scheduled to start in Cairo on Tuesday, 30 April. It has been organized by the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The prime ministers of Belarus and Egypt are expected to take part in the forum’s opening ceremony. Representatives of the business circles are expected to sign important contracts within the framework of the forum.

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