Minister of Military Production Mohamed El-Assar received on Tuesday the Belarusian Minister of Industry Pavel Utupin, along with the Belarusian ambassador in Egypt Sergei Tirtentiev and the chairmen of a number of Belarusian companies at the headquarters of the Ministry of Military Production.
During the meeting, three memorandums of understanding were signed between factories belonging to the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production and a number of Belarusian companies.
According to a statement by the military production ministry, Egypt and Belarus are trying to establish a long-term partnership in order to transfer Belarusian manufacturing technology to Egypt so that Egypt can increase the percentage of the local components in its products and lower their prices.
An MoU was signed between the Egyptian Military Factory 200 and the Belarusian Amador company on the manufacturing of loaders and heavy equipment for paving roads and construction works, as well as on the transfer of technology in this field to the Egyptian military factory.
Another MoU was between the Egyptian Military Factory 999, the Egyptian Company for Agricultural and Rural Development and the Belarusian company Broska Ahromach on the production and distribution of agricultural equipment.
The last MoU was between the Egyptian Military Factory 999 and the Belarusian company Ciel Energo on the construction of silos.
The Ministry of Military Production already cooperates with a number of Belarusian companies in different fields.
The ministry cooperates with Maz company in the production of trucks, Minsk Motor Plant in the manufacturing of diesel engines and Minsk Tractor Works in tractor manufacturing.
This cooperation comes amid multiple efforts exerted by Egypt in developing its infrastructure.
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi recently stated that Egypt has invested around EGP 4 trillion over the past years on infrastructure.