CAIRO, DECEMBER 6, ARMENPRESS: Armenian prime minister Andranik Margarian who was welcomed by his Egyptian counterpart Ahmad Nazif yesterday afternoon in Cairo at the start of a four-day visit, attended the 4-th meeting of the bilateral economic cooperation after a face-to-face talks with Nazif.
Addressing the meeting the Egyptian prime minister described relations with Armenia as “special,” attributing it to high-level political interaction and similarity of both countries’ approaches to a set of issues and their readiness to assist one another in different international organizations. Referring to historical contacts between the two nations, Nazif said the first contacts occurred still in times of pharaohs.
The Egyptian prime minister then encouraged Armenian businessmen to invest in Egypt and vice versa, hoping that a business conference in Cairo will promote establishment and development of business ties. Prime minister Margarian thanked for the warm welcome and stressed Egypt’s role in the maintenance of the regional stability. Margarian expressed hope that the meeting of the bilateral commission will give a fresh push to boosting of bilateral contacts.
The Armenian prime minister also paid a visit yesterday to Cairo University. Margarian was also interviewed by two leading local newspapers Al-Ahram and Al-Jumhuria. Margarian was expected to be received today by president Mubarak.