Egypt’s Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Aly Meselhi and Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir inaugurated on Monday the International Trade Fair for Food and Beverages (Food Africa) in its seventh edition and Pacprocess Middle East Africa exhibition for Packaging and Food Processing.
They also inaugurated the Fresh and Dates Africa Exhibition for Agricultural Crops.
Meselhi stated that the opening of the exhibitions today represents great value for the food industries sector, stressing the importance of being present in the market with products of high quality and reasonable price.
He also highlighted the need to invite those in charge of organising the exhibition to African countries to visit pavilions and sections of the exhibition to introduce the Egyptian product and increase export opportunities due to the special importance of the exhibitions.
He noted that the opening of the seventh session of the exhibition includes the presence of more than 700 companies and the participation of 32 countries, which reflects the importance of support and real cooperation between the Chamber of Food Industries, Agriculture Export Council, and Export Council for Food Industries.
For his part, Samir confirmed that the Food Africa Exhibition is one of the most important and largest international events in the field of specialised exhibitions in Africa.
Samir further noted that the exhibition represents a large gathering of food industries, crops, production materials, food processing technology, and packaging.
He added that the African market is a priority of the Egyptian state’s strategy to promote foreign trade and achieve its goals to raise commodity exports to $100bn annually, especially as it is a huge consumer market.
He concluded by saying that the conclusion of the first deal of exporting Egyptian food products to Ghana last October within the framework of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFFCTA) reflects the interest and confidence of African countries in the Egyptian food industry.