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Singapore negotiates a cultural agreement with Egypt

Boosting tourism relations requires additional promotion, says ambassador

Singapore and Egypt are negotiating inking a new agreement to boost cultural cooperation between both countries, Singaporean ambassador to Cairo Dominic Goh told Daily News Egypt.

About 10,000 Singaporean tourists visited Egypt in 2018, the ambassador mentioned, expecting figures to increase by the end of 2019.

“Egyptians visit Singapore but not in big numbers since Singapore is still not well known to Egyptians. I think we should promote tourism between both countries,” the ambassador added.

Most Singaporean tourists visit Egypt for cultural purposes in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, the ambassador said.

Moreover, a business delegation comprising of representatives from nine oil & gas companies visited Cairo from 16 to 18 November 2019 to explore potential business opportunities, the ambassador told DNE in November.

The delegation held meetings with several leading companies in the oil and gas sector in Egypt. According to the ambassador, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources also welcomed the delegation to their meeting at their office, which was headed by the CEO of the state-owned Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) Abed Ezz El Regal.

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