CAIRO: A Czech trade mission headed by Mr. David Gladis, deputy foreign minister for economic affairs, will pay a five-day working visit to Egypt starting next Saturday. This visit [is] a new a challenge to enhance the existing level of bilateral trade links between Egypt and the Czech Republic, commented Czech Ambassador in Cairo Mr. Miloslav Stasek. “The delegation consists of 20 representatives of various Czech enterprises and institutions, representing a wide array of activities ranging from transport and railway automation technologies to production of rail vehicles to environmental projects, water supply, and irrigation, said Czech Commercial Counselor in Cairo, Mr. Jiri Chabak. “The main goal of the visit is to strengthen the historically outstanding relationship between the countries, he added. The delegation will have talks at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Transportation and business associations both in Cairo and Alexandria. Egypt-Czech trade relations date back to the 1950s when Czechs helped Egyptians build energy stations, sugar plants, flour mills and industrial establishments. The Czech car Skoda also has a factory in Egypt. Czech tourists number 170,000 tourists annually as well.