Indian renewable energy delegation concludes visit to Cairo

A delegation from the Indian New and Renewable Energy Ministry, accompanied by representatives of Indian companies operating in the renewable energy sector concluded its visit to Egypt Monday.
A statement by the Embassy of India in Cairo on Tuesday said that the visit aims to strengthen the partnership and cooperation between India and Egypt, and to improve bilateral trade and economic relations. It pointed out that the delegation visited Agouwin area in Matrouh Governorate as the Indian government has pledged to illuminate the area using solar energy. The delegation held meetings with officials in the governorate  and residents of and discussed means of implementing the project, the statement said. 
The delegation met with Dr. Mohamed Moussa Omar, first secretary of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Ministry, and a number of senior officials in the ministry and discussed the development of policies and projects, it added.
The two sides agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in trade, investment and technology. They stressed the importance of holding a meeting for the Joint Working Group on new and renewable energy, the statement read.
India called an Egyptian delegation to visit New Delhi to hold a joint working group meetings on new and renewable energy in August 2015.
The statement added the delegation held fruitful meetings with senior officials in the New and Renewable Energy Authority, the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones and the Arab Organization for Industrialization.
The embassy held a meeting between the members of the delegation and representatives of 40 Egyptian companies to establish partnership projects, said the statement.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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