Na­tional Cham­ber or­gan­ises ses­sion with Egyp­tian Am­bas­sador

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Egyp­tian Am­bas­sador to Sri Lanka Mah­moud Hisham Ass­ran will be the spe­cial guest speaker at a ses­sion on ‘Bi­lat­eral trade be­tween Sri Lanka and Egypt’ or­gan­ised by the Na­tional Cham­ber of Com­merce of Sri Lanka, on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the cham­ber au­di­to­rium, No: 450 D.R. Wi­je­w­ar­dena Mawatha, Colombo 10.

He will be ac­com­pa­nied by Deputy Head of Mis­sion Re­ham Samir Mah­moud Alfeqi. At the ses­sion, the par­tic­i­pants will get an op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­act with the Egyp­tian Am­bas­sador and the of­fi­cials of the Em­bassy of Egypt on trade-re­lated mat­ters.

Egypt and Sri Lanka first es­tab­lished diplo­matic re­la­tions in 1957 and the Egyp­tian Em­bassy in Colombo was the first Arab em­bassy to be opened in Sri Lanka.

Egypt is a coun­try with the old­est civ­i­liza­tion with known for pyra­mids, pharaohs, Sphinx, mon­u­ments of which still stand along the long­est river –Nile, the only river that cut across a coun­try, cre­at­ing a civ­i­liza­tion along its course.

Egypt to­day boasts of mod­ern sky­scrapers, high­ways, ho­tels, tourists and high-tech, in the back­drop of the an­cient pharaoic ru­ins, his­toric mon­u­ments, and Egyp­tian mum­mies of a by­gone era still seen to­day by a vis­i­tor. Egypt is pro­gress­ing rapidly with its econ­omy be­ing one of the largest and most di­ver­si­fied in the Middle East, in sec­tors such as tourism, agri­cul­ture, con­struc­tion IT, en­gi­neer­ing and fi­nan­cial ser­vices. Egypt has a pop­u­la­tion of around 92 mil­lion. The cap­i­tal city is Cairo.

The main Sri Lankan ex­ports to Egypt are co­conuts, tea, wo­ven fab­rics and rubber and rubber prod­ucts. The main Egyp­tian im­ports to Sri Lanka are ap­pli­ances, ma­chines, chem­i­cals, plas­tics, etc.

For reser­va­tion for the ses­sion, kindly con­tact the cham­ber: TP 4741788 (Fouad) or email pa@ na­tion­alcham­ber.lk, sg@na­tion­alcham­ber.lk.

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