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Future focused sectors top the agenda for UK Trade Envoy’s visit

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson aims to further trade and investment links between the UK and Egypt.


Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, who is the Trade Envoy of the UK Prime Minister, has arrived in Egypt accompanied by leading British companies in future-focused sectors such as finance, technology education, and health, to build new ties between the UK and Egypt in these fields.

During the 5 day visit, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson plans to meet with:

  • His Excellency Minister of Finance Mohamed Maeet
  • His Excellency Minister of Public Enterprise Hisham Tawfik
  • Her Excellency Minister of Health Dr. Hala Zayed
  • Her Excellency Minster of Planning and Administrative Reform Dr Hala El Saeed
  • His Excellency Minister of Petroleum Eng. Tarek El Molla
  • His Excellency Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity

This Sir Jeffrey Donaldson’s eight visit to Egypt in 2 years in his role as Trade Envoy. During these visits, over 100 British companies have accompanied him to scope out new trade and partnership opportunities.

British Ambassador to Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams said:

This is an exciting time to have returned to Egypt, and it is wonderful to be back here and reconnect with people and places that hold a special place in my heart. The talent and potential of the Egyptian people are still at the centre of this country, and the UK as Egypt’s top economic partner knows how important it is to invest in this talent and support Egypt’s success.

UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said:

We kicked off 2018 with the largest British delegation in Egypt in 2 decades, and my visit this week is building on that momentum and laying the groundwork for further cooperation in future-focused and job-creating sectors.

The British-Egyptian trade relationship is already worth £3 billion, and continues to grow. The past year has seen a number of high profile announcements, including a EGP1.7 billion investment in Benban solar project, a new production facility for SEWS and a joint-venture industrial complex for high quality medical supplies. Meanwhile, BP has invested $30 billion to date and aims to triple production in the next decade.

Published 23 September 2018