Meetings to take place in November to follow up on applying the COMESA customs union
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Egypt is interested in cooperation with Africa, as it is the second-fastest region in the world in growth rate after Asia, says industry minister
Exports to international blocs decreased to EGP 190.4bn between 2013 and 2014, imports surged to EGP 223.9bn
Industry ministry targets increasing exports to African countries over next five years to $200bn, says head of trade agreements
Egyptian imports from these countries amounted to approximately $810m during 2013, compared to $1bn during 2012. The most important receiving countries for Egyptian exports are Libya, Sudan, Kenya and South Africa, according to El-Leithi.
It will see Egypt talk to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Southern African Development Community (SADC), and East African Community (EAC)