Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization Abdel Monem El-Taras held a meeting on Tuesday with Portuguese Minister of Defense Joaa Krauwenho to discuss investment opportunities and issues of mutual concern and exchange experiences.
The meeting comes within the framework of efforts to boost mutual cooperation, especially in the field of defense industries, attracting foreign investments and sealing new deals between the two sides.
Taras discussed with Krauwenho ways to localize technology,benefiting from the advanced industrial database of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, specifically in the field of aircraft maintenance, artificial intelligence, insurance and manufacture of communication and electronic devices.
Taras affirmed Egypt’s willingness to boost cooperation and exchange experiences with “brotherly” Portugal,aiming to hold a joint committee to discuss fields of cooperation.
“Egypt’ stability and chairmanship of the African Union urged Portugal to engage in more projects. Mutual cooperation will result in high quality products with competitive prices able to penetrate all markets in the region,” Taras said.
For his part, the Portuguese minister of defense assured his keenness to coordinate and engage in trade with Egypt. Krauwenho lauded Egypt’s accomplishments and peerless efforts made over the last 5 years to achieve economic reform and grasp foreign investors.
“We aspire to open up new horizons of investments and joint manufacturing with Egypt. The Arab Organization for Industrialization owns massive devices and tools sufficient to meet the Egyptian Armed Forces’ needs. ”
The Portuguese ambassador to Cairo and the chairman of the Holding Company of Portuguese Defense Industries praised the Arab Organization for Industrialization for using its surplus in manufacturing new products and taking part in implementing national and development projects.