Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli said that Singapore is prepared to share its development experiences with Egypt as it works towards revitalising its economy.
Speaking at the Egypt Economic Development Conference on Friday (Mar 13), Mr Masagos said Egyptian officials can tap Singapore’s enhanced Technical Assistance Package which covers training in eight different areas, including customised in-country training courses on technical and vocational education.
Mr Masagos, who is also Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs, was at a two-day conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt which ended on Sunday.
In his statement, he also touched on potential areas of bilateral cooperation including port development. Mr Masagos said that Singapore welcomes greater collaboration with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and other government agencies on the Suez Canal Regional Development Project.
During his visit, Mr Masagos also called on Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, during which they reaffirmed the warm and longstanding relations between both countries and discussed ways to further strengthen ties.
He also met Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry who briefied him on the latest developments in the region, including the threat posed by terrorism.